2022 Respite Services Schedules :
"My husband and I have not had a free weekend day in over 2 years. We are raising our great-nephews and their mother works weekends. We cannot find anyone that will agree to watch them, so just being able to go out to breakfast, talk to each other and run errands was so refreshing! Thank you SO much for providing this service. We have been on the waiting list for respite care at Easterseals for more than 2 years. Our community really needs more respite services!”
What is Respite Day?
Respite Care Fun Day provides a much-needed break for parents, guardians, and caregivers by providing a fun, safe, inclusive environment for children with developmental and intellectual challenges and their siblings.
How often do we have Respite Days?
Joyful Friends hosts respite days on the 2nd Saturday of the month
from 10-3p.m, and we host Parents Night Out Respite Services on the 3rd Friday of the month from 6-9 p.m. See our schedules above!
What does my child do during respite care?
Joyful Friends Programs has worked closely with experts in the field to develop a day full of crafts, music, games, sensory activities... and a whole lot of fun! On Parents Night Out Respite Care events the kids will get to enjoy pizza, popcorn ,game and movies.
Parents Night Out
Respite Services Frequently Asked Questions
Do Respite Care Days cost to attend?
Joyful Friends offers Respite Services free of cost, If you would like to donate to help us contiue offering and expanding our services you can do so by clicking the donate button in the top right corner.