Crisis Respite (Family Support Centers)A crisis respite program provides a 24 hour crisis shelter to protect a child and to help families cope with crisis. These programs are designed to offer immediate, temporary respite care (up to 72 hours) to children ranging in age from one week to generally eleven years of age. While at the center, children are fed nutritious meals, sleep in clean, comfortable beds, and enjoy positive attention from trained care providers.
Parents are encouraged to tour the center before leaving their children. Children must be checked in by a parent or legal guardian who signs a release giving the center permission to care for the child. Necessary information is also recorded such as doctor's name, allergies, who to contact in emergency, etc. Privacy of the parent and child is protected.
There is a parent support component that goes hand-in-hand with the crisis child care program.
The programs are licensed on an annual basis with periodic visits from a Licensing Specialist to monitor and provide technical assistance.
Lists of Licensed Providers are available on request.