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The Respite Center provides respite and crisis child care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to families experiencing high levels of stress. The ordinary demands of caring for children can drain a parent’s time, attention and energy. Being a parent becomes more difficult when a family faces additional challenges such as unemployment, social isolation, alcohol and chemical dependency, poverty, children with special needs, domestic and community violence, mental health challenges and or the continuous responsibility of single parenthood. The Respite Center can help.

Description of Services


Planned respite care to look for work, find housing, go to appointments, or just get a break from the difficult job of raising children
Emergency care for children when a crisis occurs
Social workers who schedule child care and provide crisis intervention services, short-term counseling and community referrals
Licensed and accredited care for children from birth through 14 at our home-like facility
Professional and volunteer child care staff who work to meet the physical and emotional needs of children in an environment that is designed to reduce stress and promote positive social interactions

Families may be assessed a fee for services, but no one is ever turned away for inability to pay.

2120 Fordem Ave, Madison, WI
Location by County/County(ies) served
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age