Respite Services

Respite Services is a unique short-term, home-based program offered to clients and their families of the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent (CTC-CK) with complex developmental needs. The program provides assistance to families whose respite needs exceed the family’s available community supports.

Who We are:

Respite Workers are required to have completed post-secondary education and have experience working with children/ youth with complex developmental needs.

What We Provide:

Respite services may provide:

  • Qualified matches between the respite worker and the family to meet the family’s respite needs.
  • Meaningful, fun activities both in the home and in the community for the child.
  • An opportunity for parents/ caregivers to experience caregiver relief while their child is being care for by qualified professionals.
    • Parents/ caregivers are welcome to:
      • Spend time taking care of their own personal needs
      • Visit friends
      • Spend quality time with their other children
      • Spend time with significant other