"My husband and I have not had a free weekend day in over two 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!”
Respite Services Frequently Asked Questions
What is Respite Day?
Respite Services provide 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.
What is Required to Register?
Do Respite Care Days cost to attend?
When registering for Respite Services, we ask for a copy of a 504 Behavioral Plan, or an Individual Education Program (IEP PLAN).
Joyful Friends offers Respite Services free of cost, If you would like to donate to help us continue offering and expanding our services you can do so by clicking the donate button in the top right corner.
What does the client 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.