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Respite Options

Explore respite options available for your family. For a referral or assistance in connecting to Respite Options for children (up to 18 years) in Wellington contact  Access Information & Referral for Developmental Services. For children with physical disabilities Here 24/7. For adults, please contact Developmental Services Ontario. Please note that some options may have a waiting list.

Program Title : Crisis/Residential Respite Support
Program Time : Crisis/Respite Residential Service
Program Runs from : Ongoing
Program Length :
Program Cost : No corst for consumer
Admission Criteria : Please see "Community Respite Partner" description for Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health for further information regarding eligibility. Individuals must be 16 years of age or older.

Please direct inquiries and referrals to Alison Johnston, Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health, at (519) 576-7431 and (866) 797-7431.
Activities : The crisis component provides support in meeting basic needs during times of crisis; linkages to supports and resources to address immediate crisis needs; and assistance to initiate a crisis/recovery support plan or review an existing plan.

The planned respite stay component provides help for individuals in the form of relief from daily responsibility and associated stresses, and help for family members in the form of relief from their day-to-day care giving responsibilities.
Comments : Regular communication between individuals in respite, existing supports and respite staff are essential to successful crisis resolution.

Individuals who are not well connected to their community will be provided with an opportunity to identify and link with relevant supports and resources to address their future needs.

PLEASE NOTE: Consumers using this service must be able to navigate stairs. (There are 15 steps to the home's bedroom level.)
Disability / Special Needs : Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI), First Aid, Mental Health
Individual(s) Served : Male and Female
Type of Respite :
Age Category : 13-17 Adolescent, 18-21 Young Adult, 22-30 Adult, 31-50 Adult and 50+ Seniors
Agency : Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health
Agency Contact : Alison Johnston
Phone : 519 576 7431
Fax : 519 576 2923
Email Address : ajonston@waterlooregionalhomes.com
Option offered at : 290 Sheldon Ave. N., Kitchener, ON N2H 3M8
Nearest Intersection : Weber and Ottawa
Regions : Guelph & Wellington
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