Overnight Respite (ONR) is a huge success for families!
Overnight Respite is the culmination of seven years' planning and preparation, 100% privately funded and a key component of HOPe's offerings.
Due to the demand during the upcoming months, we have few slots available. Please know that we will do our best to meet the needs of our special families, but plan ahead if you know you have a wedding, bar mitzvah, etc.
Overnight Respite provides families of children with developmental and physical disabilities an opportunity to have a night off. Take time to relax and get a break from caring for your child with special needs. Drop off your child at 4pm on Saturday and return 12pm Sunday!
Children engage in a program of meaningful, social and recreational activities in a secure and supportive environment. The program also offers a chance to maximize the cognitive and social abilities of these children. This program opens up unique opportunities and activities that enhance a child’s social growth and development, and it allows families to relax into a weekend free of being “on call.” In addition, the child learns independence and self care skills. Many of these children have never had the opportunity to stay in a home other than their own. In an effort to prepare these children for eventual separation from parents, children learn to adapt in a new environment.
Staff: HOPe's overnight respite program is staffed with highly qualified, experienced professionals. Our overnight respite director is MAP certified and is able to administer medicine.
Please contact HOPe at 508-205-0555, or Kristen DeSisto at firstname.lastname@example.org, John Giusti at email@example.com, Danielle McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary O'Toole at email@example.com for more information.
We serve children, youth and young adults (8-21) with special needs, excluding severe behavioral challenges or acute medical needs.