Ocean State Community Resources recognizes the commitment that
Parents/Guardians make to their family members with developmental
disabilities that live at home. These Parents/Guardians are tireless
advocates who provide endless support. As a means of assisting these
families Ocean State Community Resources provides Respite Services.
Children's respite services are awarded by the Department of Human Services. Respite services are designed for the child/family to receive temporary,
short-term care by a trained Respite Provider.
These services can occur in the home of the
individual, the home of the provider, or in the community.
Respite Services offers the individual with
developmental disabilities an opportunity to expand their social network
and engage in new, fun recreational activities. These services can also
enable the parents to have supports in emergency/crisis situations or
even plan for a well-deserved vacation.