The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) recognizes that individuals and families often need occasional breaks. These breaks, in the form of out-of-home respite care, allow individuals visiting the Respite Centers to have an enjoyable time, meet new people and participate in a variety of fun activities. Meanwhile, the family is provided relief from their ongoing caregiver responsibilities. Families report that scheduled respite center visits provide them with an opportunity to have their family members stay in a safe, enjoyable and home-like environment through planned respite. At the same time, the caregiver is able to take a few days off from care giving and perhaps go on a short vacation, attend a special event, spend time with other family members, finally finish a project, or simply relax.
DDS Family Respite Centers