Respite

Summary

Imagine a place where campers with disabilities are free to be themselves and valued for it. Where they are able to try new things and make new friends in an accessible, inclusive, and fun environment. Campers of all ages and abilities can challenge themselves, set goals and accomplish them – making the most of their camp experience. In this relaxed environment, families and caregivers can be confident their loved one is safe and taken care of, and in return, they receive a respite. Campers will have the time of their lives at a place they’ll never forget.

Ages Served
Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Listing Category
Summary

Through UCP’s Respite Services, we encourage families to renew their energy and support their overall resiliency in caring for a family member in their home who has a disability. Respite enables families to receive support in connecting and establishing meaningful relationships with qualified care providers. Through these connections, we empower parents (or other family members) to take a break from their daily care responsibilities. Additionally, our services support children and adults with disabilities by helping them build interdependent relationships outside of their own family and increase opportunities for meaningful and active engagement within their community. We offer families a unique and trusted alternative to traditional respite models where the family often must recruit and employ their own care providers. At UCP, we employ qualified staff to provide limited-term care for children and adults with developmental disabilities while honoring each family’s desire to self-direct their services to the highest degree possible.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
Birth – 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Listing Category
Summary

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.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
Birth – 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age
Listing Category
Summary

Our mission is to promote, support, and expand quality statewide respite care across the lifespan.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
Birth – 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Summary

Gio’s Garden’s mission as a non-profit organization is to nurture and strengthen families with children with special needs (birth through 6 years) by increasing their access to needed services. Gio’s Garden seeks to grow into a one-stop special services delivery organization for children with special needs and their families. Examples could include a respite care facility, professional therapy, client advocacy, and social work/support.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
Birth – 2 years old, 3-5 years old