Respite for Families
YSSN hosts respite services for families through two ways:
- A Respite Access Facilitator works with adults and their families to identify their respite needs, develop plans, and find the resources that are right for them.
- The CHAP Program (Community Helpers for Active Participation) maintains a respite worker registry to assist families in hiring staff.
Why register with the CHAP Program?
- Families can connect easily with respite workers either to work in the home and/or enable individuals to participate in community based respite opportunities
- Once registered, families can access CHAP workers as much or as little as needed. Families receive and review the profiles of workers and independently negotiate with and hire a worker who best suits their needs
Caregivers of a child or adult with a developmental disability can receive emotional support from caregiving peers who understand. Our Family Peer Mentors are family caregivers with lived experience who can help you, the caregiver, by:
- Developing strategies for self-care and stress management
- Assisting you in navigating community caregiver programs and resources
- Offering monthly support groups, and workshops with a focus on self-care and wellness