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Respite Services

  • Provides a flexible range of respite care services for families of children, adults and/or seniors with a disability or chronic health condition
  • Provides services in the home or out of the home using either staff or volunteers

Host Family Service
  • Provides periods of respite by welcoming a child or adult with a disability into their home
  • Includes the individual in their family activities for a few hours, or an occasional overnight, or a weekend

In-Home Service
  • Carries out the care routines (usually performed by the family caregiver) when the needs of individuals are better met at home
  • Assists participants in the enjoyment of various activities with a focus on their needs, interests and personal safety

Community Friends Service
  • Matches individuals with a disability with volunteers who share their time every week or two to enjoy a few hours of social or recreational activities in the community

Respite Home Service
  • Provides a variety of respite care for individuals in a home-like setting
  • Engages in daily life routines with small groups of participants and enjoys social and recreational activities tailored to the participants' interests
  • Offers weekday and weekend services

Family-Directed Respite Funding
  • Provides funding for respite care to eligible family caregivers who provide ongoing care to a child, adult, or senior living in the District of Thunder Bay
  • Allows families to use the funding how they choose

This organization is a Registered Charity
  • Eligible families are responsible for the ongoing care of a family member who lives with them
  • Family member must have a disability or a chronic health condition such as a developmental disability, autism spectrum disorder, physical disability, frail condition related to aging, Alzheimer Disease or a related dementia
  • Specific eligibility is determined by criteria relating to age, diagnosis and location of individuals

Residency Requirements: Districts of Thunder Bay, Kenora, and Rainy River along the corridors of Highways 11/17
Application Process
  • Can be referred by family caregiver, health, or community service provider
  • Can be done by telephone or by email at
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On January 22, 2019

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