Community Living Chatham-Kent Respite Services are voluntary recreational leisure based programs that aim to provide people opportunities to spend time with peers, develop additional support networks, and experience the challenges of being away from family and the learning opportunities that this may offer.
Supports are focused on ensuring that all medical, health, physical, emotional and social needs are met. Coordination of additional supports and opportunities are also emphasized.
Respite Services are available to all parents/guardians of persons who have diverse abilities in the Chatham-Kent area. It is also hoped this will provide families with a much needed break that will assist them in continuing to support the unique needs of their family member.
Respite Services are provided in a home environment which allows an opportunity to share accommodations with peers and learn related skills. Full sleeping, bathing, kitchen and laundry facilities are available. Recreational activities outside of the location are planned according to community events, availability and funding. Television, movies, board games, card games, toys (for children), computers, crafts, a gaming system(s) etc. are available to everyone using respite services and WIFI.
From age 15, we also offer social/recreational programs and summer employment experiences.
Children’s Respite can provide support for 8 children with services available throughout the year, with the exception between Christmas to New Years. Children’s Respite is also closed for the Easter Holiday and the first week of September.
Cost (Effective January 1, 2023)
Respite Fees: To be paid at time of admission
- Respite daily rate is $30.00 per day/night. (Overnight stays remain unavailable at this time)
- Drop-In rate is $10.00 per hour, not to exceed $30.00
- Cancellation fee is $10.00.
NOTE: Additional charges ($10.00 per hour) will be applied for partial days or any extended time beyond the regular discharge time. Discharge time is noon. These extended times must be confirmed before the child’s scheduled Respite/Drop-In stay.
Cancellation of Respite Stay/Drop-In Hours: CLC-K requires 24 hours’ notice for cancellation of any scheduled stay. This will provide adequate opportunity for the vacancy to be filled. When less than 24 hours’ notice is provided, a cancellation fee of $10.00 will be billed to the family. This fee must be paid before the child’s next scheduled Respite/Drop-In Stay.
To access Children’s Respite services, please contact Quality Assurance and Planning: email@example.com