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Respite Options

Explore respite options available for your family. Contact agencies directly or for assistance in connecting to a Respite Option in Perth County,  contact the Perth Respite Coordinator. Please note that some options may have a waiting list.

Program Title : Out of Home Respite
Program Time : Days, Evenings, Weekends
Program Runs from : Available Year Round
Program Length : According to the needs of the family
Program Cost : Will explore funding options
Admission Criteria : Caregivers supporting a child (0-18) with physical, developmental or mental health needs and living in Perth County are eligible for out of home respite service.
Activities : The host family welcomes a child with a disability into their home for short term stays. Weekend and summer visits are the most popular, but any visit period can be arranged with the agreement of both families. The child will participate in regular family activiites, as well as activities planned according to individual interests.
Comments : Respite Providers who provide service in their own homes will participate and successfully complete a screening/homestudy process. Anyone in the home over the age of 18 is required to produce a Vulnerable Sector Check. As well, the Providers receive orientation and ongoing training and support. Providers are self-employed, and contracted with Family Services Perth-Huron.
Disability / Special Needs : Acquired Brain Injury, Alternative Communication Devices, Assistive Devices (wheelchair, etc.), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioural, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Challenging Behaviours, Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI), Developmental Disability, Dual Diagnosis, First Aid, Host Home (Out of Home), Lift/Transfers, Medical, Medically Complex, Medication Administration, Mental Health, Personal Care (toileting, diapering), Physical Disability, Sign Language, Speech & Language / Communication, Transportation
Individual(s) Served : Male and Female
Type of Respite : Host Home (out-of-home)
Age Category : 0-5 Preschool, 6-12 School Aged and 13-17 Adolescent
Agency : Family Services Perth-Huron
Agency Contact : Nicole Malcho
Phone : 519 273 1020 x.113
Fax : 519 273 6993
Email Address : nmalcho@fsph.ca
Option offered at : 142 Waterloo St.S.,, Stratford, ON N5A 4B4
Nearest Intersection : George St.
Regions : Perth
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