Respite Programs

Respite care is an essential support for those caring for a loved one with developmental disabilities. While providing care can be overwhelming at times, receiving care can also be.  Respite provides the opportunity for both parties to restore both physically and emotionally, and to improve the dynamics and quality of life of the entire family unit.

One of the challenges for a caregiver is finding the quality of care and expertise their loved one needs. EPI Respite offers families and caregivers the security of knowing that their loved one is safe and well cared for while they are being relieved.  Our Respite programs provide a safe environment with warm, well-trained staff. 

In-Home Respite 

We provide a caregiver to come into your home to spend time with your family member. Activities can take place in the home or out in the community.  We support people of all ages through In-Home Respite.

After-School Respite

After-School Respite provides a fun and safe location to spend time after school, day program or on a Saturday while caregivers run errands or simply relax.  This program offers indoor and outdoor recreational activities, crafts, homework support, and free play.  It is located at 1650 South Avenue and follows a calendar typical for Monroe County School Districts.  Scheduling is flexible and families can choose their own hours from those listed below:

Monday – Friday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

School Breaks from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

After-school respite is targeted towards school age kids and young adults.

Recreation Respite

Recreation Respite provides a variety of free to low cost, staffed events such as:

  • Visits to local museums, zoo, planetarium
  • Movies, theater performances and sensory-friendly shows
  • Outings to local events and fairs
  • Arts & crafts
  • Outdoor hikes and picnics

We support people of all ages through Recreation Respite.

Eligibility Requirement

For respite services participants must be HCBS waiver enrolled and live with a family member.  

For more information or to enroll in these programs please contact Phone: 585-442-4430


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Phone (585) 442-6420