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About Us

respiteservices.com consists of agencies funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. We are collaborating to develop a more dynamic respite network for both children and adults in Durham Region.


“respiteservices.com working together to facilitate respite options that empower individuals with differing abilities and their families to lead active and rewarding lives.”


“Creating Community Connections”

The guiding principles of respiteservices.com are:

1. To develop a comprehensive respite system in Durham Region.
2. To develop and maintain a coherent access process for families of children and adults requiring respite options.

Respite is an occasional and temporary service providing support to families caring for a member with a developmental and/or physical disability. Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively, participate in community activities and build an ordinary life. To learn more contact the Respite Coordinator, Jeanne Godfrey.

Support Worker - CHAP Program

The Support Worker - CHAP Program aims to attract people interested in adding value and meaning to their lives by accompanying people with a developmental disability including autism and/or a physical disability and their families. Families in receipt of individually tailored Ministry Funding (ie. SSAH) can work in partnership with interested and engaged supporters to develop meaningful and valued societal participation. The Respite Coordinator for the CHAP program is Jeanne Godfrey.

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