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Network Agency Respite Options

Below you will find listed Toronto area respite options available to your family. You may contact agencies directly or contact Intake and Information for assistance with respite planning.

This list is not exhaustive and other respite options and programs may exist.  Some additional options are listed on the Resources page.

Please note that every effort was made to ensure that all information is up to date and accurate.   Please contact agencies directly for most up to date information and availability.

Program Title : Respite Care Program - Bloor Street West
Program Time : 24-hour, 7 days a week
Program Runs from : year-round, 24/7 care
Program Length :
Program Cost : $40/24hr visit, $20/day visit
Admission Criteria : Respite services are provided to children & youth- newborn to 18 years of age with complex medical, physical and/or developmental disabilities.

Safehaven provides respite to children with the following care needs (but not limited to):
-G/J tube
-Ketogenic diet and other dietary requirements
-Visual and/or hearing impairment
-Acquired brain injury

Safehaven has access to limited nursing funding to support children who require the following (but not limited to):
-Deep suctioning
-PICC line
-Tracheotomy Care

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us!
Activities : Safehaven provides out-of-home respite which aims to offer an enriching experience for children with complex needs. Safehaven's respite program has a clear focus on community participation, inclusion and recreational programming, while enabling the child's family/guardian to take a break from their constant caring role.
Activities include but are not limited to:
-pet therapy
-music therapy
-tactile and sensory arts and crafts and games
-community outings
-Snoezelen room
Comments : Ability to pay is NEVER a barrier to service.
Disability / Special Needs : Acquired Brain Injury, Alternative Communication Devices, Assistive Devices (wheelchair, etc.), CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI), Developmental Disability, Epi Pen, First Aid, G/J Tube, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Medically Complex, Medication Administration, Oxygen, Personal Care (toileting), Physical (transfers & lifts), Physical Disability, Seizures, Speech & Language / Communication, Visual Impairment
Individual(s) Served : Male and Female
Type of Respite : Residential Respite (Overnight)
Age Category : 0-5 Preschool, 6-12 School Aged and 13-17 Adolescent
Agency : The Safehaven Project for Community Living
Agency Contact : Social Work Team
Phone : 416 535 8525 x.228
Fax : 416 535 9782
Email Address :
Option offered at : 1173 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M9
Nearest Intersection : Dufferin and Bloor
Regions : Central, East, North and West
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