Are you the parent or caregiver for a child with a Serious Emotional Disorder (SED) between the ages of 4 and 18? Do you ever feel burnt out or wish you could have a bit of a break to focus on your own life?
The Respite Program provides monthly group recreational activities, which provide a time of positive peer interactions for the children, as well as individual respite. A child is matched with a trained Respite worker, who will go out with the child for positive, age-appropriate activities. These group and individual activities provide you as parent or caregiver the opportunity to take some time for yourself to focus on self-care (or errands, or whatever!) while your child goes out with a trained respite worker for fun and educational activities.
In addition, we offer our Teen Challenge program, for ages 14-18. This offers participants the opportunity to meet in dynamic weekly education groups to work through evidence-based life skills curricula; perform Community Service activities; and enjoy socialization in recreational events. Summer camp programs are available for enrolled members.
- Individual hourly activities
- Group recreational activities
- Weekly structured life-skills education opportunities for 14-18 year olds via Teen Challenge [link]
- Summer camp programs
- Opportunities for self-care for you!
What is the program like?
Once enrolled, you can choose individual and/or group activities based on your situation. You can do whatever you want with your spare time while your child is out with a trained respite worker! Some activities are purely for fun, while others help your child learn life skills and socialization.
How do I participate?
Give us a call and we’ll introduce you to the program. Find out more information or register by calling 845-473-2500 x1324.