Family Services Perth-Huron

Site: Stratford - Rotary Respite House

Service: Respite Program

Description (Service) COVID19 Respite House is not open to serve children and their families at this time. House continues to be staffed to provide phone support for families to answer questions and suggest resources.

Rotary Respite House supports 3-5 children who have high medical or complex care needs with short-term visits, weekend and day respite and a variety of program options. Respite coordinator helps to identify respite needs and develop and implement an individual respite plan. Gives caregivers have a chance to recharge. Flex Fund available to families who do not meet eligibility criteria for other funding sources

One to One Respite Providers - trained and screened to provide care in the home or community

Out of Home Respite - trained and screened families and individuals provide care in their home to develop skills with integrated options

Camps, community activities and other respite programs - Opportunities to develop skills in different settings and create integrated options
Service Details
Hours COVID19 House closed to clients but phone support available 
Rotary Respite House - Weekends and school holidays, program hours are flexible
Areas Served Perth County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
Children 18 years and younger with complex medical needs.
Application Call
Languages English
Fees Service ; Minimal parent fee for Rotary Respite House. For ongoing respite, coordinator will investigate funding options with parents. Fee assistance available * Fee assistance available.
Address and Location
Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
35 McManus Rd
Stratford, ON N5A 5E3
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Intersection McManus Rd and Vivian St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-273-1020
Toll Free Phone 1-800-268-0903
Fax 519-273-6993
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Primary Contact Nancy Farr, Respite Coordinator
Alternate Contact Kelly Brooks, Respite Coordinator
Primary Executive Susan Melkert, Executive Director
Mailing Address c/o Nancy Farr 
142 Waterloo St 
Stratford, ON N5A 4B4

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