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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 Elgin County.  Participants include representatives of the Elgin Respite Network as well as their community partners.  Any organization providing respite services for families is invited to join.


Mission

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

 Vision

Creating Community Connections”

The guiding principles of respiteservices.com are:

1. To develop a comprehensive respite system.
2. To develop and maintain a coherent access process for families of children and adults requiring respite options.
3. To facilitate respite options for individuals that match their identified needs.
4. To work closely with service providers to advocate for appropriate service options to meet the needs identified.

Respite  services and supports are for rest and renewal of the care-giving family.  Respite is a flexible, periodic, short term break from care-giving that supports the caregiver to have opportunity or freedom to do other activities or no activities.  It is a time for rest and renewal to maintain and promote resiliency of the care-giving family.

Inquiries for Elgin County may be directed to:

Respite Administrator
Community Living Elgin

400 Talbot St. St. Thomas, ON  N5P 1B8
519-631-8012 x623
respite@communitylivingelgin.com

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