Community Respite

Caregiving is demanding. For parents and other caregivers of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, respite can be a life-saver.

Our Community Respite program takes place in a fully accessible, modern local hotel. Trained respite workers who have gone through a thorough background check will spend time with a group of individuals in a hotel suite. They will also spend time in the community doing safe, fun group activities. This program usually takes place over a weekend. This frees up the family caregiver to run errands, take a break or even go out of town.

Funding is through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, so you must be eligible for OPWDD services to utilize community respite.

To learn more, please contact Empower’s Community Housing Division at (716) 297-0798, x134.