Respite/Child Care Program

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child who requires special care?

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Respite/Child Care is specialized care for children and is designed to give parents and other caregivers a break from the daily demands of caring for their children, many of whom have special needs. These may include children who: have a developmental disability, are medically fragile, are substance exposed, are abused or neglected (or at-risk for abuse or neglect), are challenged by other special needs, or are mildly ill.

Our Respite/Child Care Program was designed to meet a range of special needs. The purpose of respite is to provide occasional child care breaks to families in order to relieve some of the stress and responsibility that full-time care-giving brings. It is up to you to determine how you use your respite time. 

Respite can be used to: 

  • Keep important personal or medical appointments
  • Spend time alone, or with friends or family members
  • Get some rest!
  • Go away for an evening or weekend
  • Fill in as child care on a temporary basis

The Respite/Child Care Program at Family Support Services has two separate branches:

East Bay Respite SF Respite