Family Support Services
Respite Program, Canterbury Center and Metro St. Louis
Respite Program features two service areas:
¨ Short-Term Respite - Our caring staff offers families temporary relief from the daily stress of caring for a family member living with a disability. The Respite Program offers temporary scheduled care to adults with disabilities. Services are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
¨ Emergency Residential - Provides safe, 24-hour residential services for adults living with disabilities who require emergency assistance in the absence of their regular care giver.
In-Home Supports (St. Louis) Services are delivered in the home and together with their family, program participants select a care provider.
Children’s Camps include two types:
¨ Summer Voucher (St. Louis County) Provides financial assistance for St. Louis County children with a diagnosed disability to attend a variety of summer camps.
¨ Summer Day Camp for Children (St. Louis) A day camp for school-aged children with a disability diagnosis, living in metro St. Louis. Camp meets daily for 10 weeks in the summer, during winter break from school and during spring break.
Program Goal: Provides families with temporary overnight or weekly services that allows relief for family and caregivers.
2017 Outcomes Achieved:
¨ 100% in emergency placement have immediate basic needs met (food, clothing, shelter, etc.)
¨ 99% experience no unwanted out-of-home placements because of temporary respite services
¨ 98% of respite clients remain in a stable living situation
¨ 100% using in-home respite gain/maintain
independent living skills
¨ 2018 - new residential home in Webster Groves planned for respite program
¨ Saturday respite program for kids began in 2017