In our respite program, we provide 24/7 care in a safe home-like environment, giving parents a much needed break. While at the Home, children can benefit from a variety of therapy and program offerings, and they are able to socialize with other visiting children.
A typical respite stay is 48 hours and the maximum length of stay is one week. Scheduling exceptions can be made, which is dependent on bed availability, family circumstances, and available resources.
In addition to overnight care, we also offer Day Camps during school holidays and school Professional Activity (PA) days. During their stay, children will have an opportunity to receive individualized care in a supervised, non-invasive and stimulating environment.
Respite Program Eligibility Requirements
Children must be between the ages of 0-18 years
Children who qualify for enhanced respite funding (i.e. Your child’s needs have been designated as medically fragile and/or technology dependent). For more information about this definition please review the criteria outlined by the Ministry of Youth and Children Services. [English] [French]
Children who live in the Peel/Halton/Waterloo/Wellington/Dufferin area. Although we do not have specified funding outside of these regions, we are interested in hearing from you!
Rates for Respite Care at The Darling Home for Kids
Overnight Stay $25.00/calendar day
Day Camp $15.00/calendar day
To apply to our Respite Program please visit our Application For Service page. Each completed application form will be reviewed by our admissions committee. Once your child’s application has been reviewed, all service date bookings will be made through Clinical Manager or Team Leader.