Community-Based Respite Care Program
Our community-based Respite Care program is designed to provide temporary residential support to children and adults who reside in Erie County. Caregivers and families often need a break from care giving for planned events such as vacations and unplanned events such as an emergency, family crisis, or hospitalization. Individuals that reside in Erie County can receive up to 28 days of respite service per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30.)
Respite Care Services are provided in a specially modified community home designed to accommodate the varied needs of individuals. Respite Care staff have been trained to work effectively with individuals who have developmental disabilities.
Respite Care is a licensed program and follows Department of Public Welfare Chapter 6400 Regulations. Referrals are made through Case Management Support Services.
To find out more information about our community-based Respite Care program and how we can assist individuals with developmental disabilities & their families when they need temporary home support, call our Erie office at 814-453-7661. You may also contact the Program Specialist at Anissageorge@barberinstitute.org or the Director of Intellectual Disability Services for Adults at Katiemaffeo@barberinstitute.org.