Respite Care for Foster Families
The Family Trauma Treatment Center provides therapeutic and regular respite care services to families with children and adults with special needs to include medical and behavior. We also provide services to regular levels of care.
What is Respite Care
Respite care is a special name for a short-term break for caregivers. When you look after someone who’s sick or disabled, it’s a 24-hour job. You need a break from time to time to look after your own needs.
The Family Trauma Treatment Center provides therapeutic and regular respite care services to families with children and adults with special needs to include physical and behavioral health needs. We also provide services to regular levels of care.
Respite care provides parents and other caregivers with short-term child care services that offer temporary relief, improve family stability, and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect. Respite can be planned or offered during emergencies or times of crisis. You may set up respite care for a few hours, a day, a few days, or a few weeks. Our respite care services are available to foster, kinship, and adoptive families, as well as birth families in need of support.
How Respite Care Works
Our respite services are open to families who call in directly or who are referred by the Department of Family Services (DFS) with the intention of providing a supportive and safe environment. The children receiving our respite services are provided with engaging activities and therapeutic intervention and educational support.
Process of Respite Care Visit
Caregivers can drop the love one off at our site completing a short informational packet
pertaining to any issues or concerns regarding their loved one (ex. allergies, medication, behavioral concerns etc.). During a 12 hour day, there will be an hour of therapeutic services (processing group, educational discussion etc), an hour of creative engagement (art, music, dance etc.), an hour of recreation and free play and an hour for snacks and refreshments. Lunch and dinner are available upon length of stay.
Currently we are open Monday- Friday with openings on Saturday and Sunday upon request. The hours of operations are 10am-10pm.