Login Avatar Login
everybody needs respite.
some need respite care.
tous ont besoin de répit,
et parfois de répit avec soin.

MH - Mental Health Respite

Respite is defined as:  "a flexible, periodic, short-term break from care-giving for the purpose of rest and renewal for the family" (An Ideal Model for Children & Youth - Respite Services and Supports, June 2007)

The Mental Health Respite fund is a flexible, self-directed funding support.  This funding will provide In-home and out-of-home respite services and supports for families of children and youth who have social, emotional, behavioral or psychiatric needs.  The child must be under the age of 18 years and live at home. 

In-home is when a respite provider goes into the familys' home to provide care for the child or youth.
Out-of-home is where a child is placed temporarily in a residential program or group setting. 

This funding is available to provide services and supports on a temporary basis, a 3 month time frame, for a child or youth for the purpose of providing caregiver relief. This is to promote family functioning and child and youth health, to avert or delay crises and to reduce the need for longer term out-of-home placement.   The Elgin Respite Network committee accepts & reviews the applications and allocates the available resources.

Inquires can be directed to the Elgin Respite Network through:
Janice Fisher, Respite Coordinator
Community Living Elgin, Elgin Respite Network
400 Talbot St. 
St. Thomas, ON  N5P 1B8

Back To Top

Follow Us     Suivez-Nous

Funded and supported by
local community agencies, Ministry of Community and
Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Hosted by Community Living Elgin.

Financé et supporté par
agences communautaire locales, le ministère des Services sociaux et
communautaires et le ministère des Services à l'enfance et à la jeunesse.

Agence d'accueil Community Living Elgin.

Copyright © 2015 respiteservices.com. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2015 respiteservices.com. Tous droits réservés.