children's respite programs

Children's Respite Program

Our Children Respite Programs are open 7 days a week, 356 days a year (we are closed over the Christmas Break). Children and youth up to their twenty-first birthday, who have a neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disability generally restricting their mobility, have access to our Regular Planned Relief program or general respite bookings. 

In our Regular Overnight program youngsters can stay with us for a few days and nights at a time. This is our most widely accessed program which can accommodate 8 children per night.

The Regular Planned Relief program is a sub-program of our regular respite program and has the same four children coming to the Home every seven weeks during the school year. The children usually arrive on Sunday evening and are discharged to school and then home on the following Friday. Families know the dates of relief periods from the beginning of the school year. Twenty-four children are presently involved in this program.

Complex Medical Needs Program

The complex medical needs program was developed for children ages 0-18 who are medically fragile or technologically dependent, and require 24 hour nursing care or assessments for survival and to ensure optimum health and well being. Children enrolled in this program may have some of the following needs:

Preschool Day Program

Our preschool program is designed for children ages 0-4 who are not attending a regular school or daycare program. It allows parents time to take a rest, go grocery shopping, or keep an appointment during the day.

How To Apply

If you are interested in our regular respite programs, please contact Jessica Thompson, JessicaT@rotaryhome.on.ca or by phone at 613 236-3200 Jessica will take you through the process at your own pace.

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Families used Children's Respite Services last year​