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About Us 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 Essex County.  The primary agencies providing respite services in Windsor / Essex County are:

  • Community Living Essex, Telephone: 519-776-6483
  • Community Living Windsor, Telephone: 519-974-4221
  • Family Respite Services, Telephone: 519-972-9688

Other organizations providing respite services for families in Essex County are invited to join.


“ 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 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 care is a family support service that provides temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member who has a disability. Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities and allows parents/guardians time for themselves.

Respite Facilitators / Coordinators

Each of the agencies has staff members that will assist families to coordinate respite services.

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