A Home away from Home… A Stay at the All New Oak Tree Respite

Who do you turn to when your family member has a disability and your regular support system is not equipped to handle the special needs that come with a disability? Who do you turn to when you need a break from caregiver roles?  The answer is UCP Heartland. UCP Heartland provides Individual and Family Supports that keep families together.

Service Description:

UCP Heartland’s Oak Tree Respite offers a home away from home at our fully staffed, two bedroom home in St. Louis county. Adults with disabilities receive support and a safe place to stay while caregivers are able to travel for business, tend to family matters or just have an evening alone. Visitors of Oak Tree Respite receive a planned or emergency relief for up to two weeks at a time including overnight care while their caregiver receives a much needed respite. According to the National Respite Coalition, respite care is “a planned or emergency short-term relief to caregivers from the demands of ongoing care for an individual with special needs or at risk of abuse or neglect.” The Residential Supports at UCP Heartland’s Oak Tree promotes a healthy family and keeps families together.

Hours of Operation:

UCP Heartland’s Oak Tree Respite is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Visitors at Oak Tree Respite receive assistance with personal care, 3 nutritious meals daily, and socialize with other house guests. UCP Heartland offers a 3:1 ratio of guests to staff.


* 100% of the individuals with disabilities remained in their home
* 93% satisfaction with services
* 100% positive impact of the quality of our family life


  • In addition to private pay options, funding is available for eligible families through the following:
  • Office of Productive Living Services
  • St. Louis Office for DD Resources
  • Missouri Department of Mental Health

Contact Information

Shawna Hodge
Director, Oak Tree Respite

450 Oak Tree 
St. Louis, MO 63119
(T) (314)-962-0015
(F) (314) 962-4709

Let UCP Heartland be there for YOU and your family.
Individual and Family Supports…Keeping Families Together