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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 York Region contact the Respite Access Facilitator at 1-866-257-9776 ext 2265.

Note: Some options may have a waiting list. Individuals aged 18+ years accessing MCSS funded options, will require eligibility confirmed through DSO.

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Program Title : Respite Care Program
Program Time : 24 hour period, 7 days a week
Program Runs from : Ongoing
Program Length :
Program Cost : $40/24 hr visit, $20/day visit
Admission Criteria : Safehaven provides respite services for newborns, babies, toddlers, children and teenagers (up to the age of 17) with physical and/or developmental disabilities and children with complex medical needs. Safehaven provides respite to children with the following diagnoses:
-G/J tube
-Ketogenic diet
-Visual impairment
-Hearing impairment
-Acquired brain injury
-Children who require oxygen
Activities : Safehaven provides an out-of-home respite program which aims to offer an enriching experience for children. Safehaven's respite program has a clear focus on community participation and inclusion and recreational programming, while enabling the child's parent/guardian to take a break from their constant caring role. Safehaven works in partnership with families in aiming to deliver a quality respite program that becomes an extension of the child's family house.
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.

There are 2 locations in York Region - Woodbridge (Hwy 7 & Pine Valley Dr.) and Aurora (Aurora Heights & Bathurst)

We assess all children and if the family is willing to travel they could access our Toronto locations (Etobicoke, Downtown, North York)
Disability / Special Needs : Alternative Communication Devices, Assistive Devices, CPR, Crisis Prevention & Intervention (CPI), Developmental Disability, First Aid, G/J Tube, Medical, Medically Complex, Oxygen, Personal Care (toileting), Physical, Physical Disability, Seizures, Sign Language, Speech & Language / Communication, Suctioning, Tracheotomy, Ventilator
Individual(s) Served : Male and Female
Type of Respite : Residential Care
Age Category : 0-5 Preschool, 6-12 School Aged and 13-17 Adolescent
Agency : Safehaven Project for Community Living
Agency Contact : Webisite:
Phone : 416 535 8525 x.228
Fax : 416 535 9782
Email Address :
Option offered at : 1173 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON M6H 1M9
Nearest Intersection :
Regions : Central, South-East and South-West
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