It is common that parents of children with disabilities, become breathless and that the need for respite care becomes a priority that must be addressed quickly. However, it is difficult for parents to navigate among the various options available to them. It is even more difficult to quickly find a respite resource when the need is complex or urgent. The lack of knowledge of available resources, complicated administrative procedures and waiting lists sometimes get the best of families looking for help.
In an attempt to meet this need, in 2014, Solidarité de parents de personnes handicappées partnered with other respite providers from the Montreal area, to build the concept of a web directory that would become a tool to allow families to find, in real time, respite services for their child.
Launched at the beginning of 2016, the website respitedirectory.com showcases organizations offering respite services and provides a way for families to find a little rest.
The organizations that are part of this directory’s community are organizations that offer different types of respite care. Thus, families can find places in group homes, in-home respite, out-of-home respite, day camp and summer camps, etc.
It is a grant awarded by L’Office des personnes handicapées du Québec that has allowed the directory to be built.
This directory is a tool for families who need to find, in real time, a respite care for their child. This tool offers visibility to organizations offering respite care and provides a way for families who want a little rest to find it.
It is difficult to quickly find a respite resource when the need is complex or urgent. This respite directory allows families to find the respite services they need in one place.
With the participation of our partnering organizations, families will be able to find places in group homes, in-home respite, out-of-home respite, day camp and summer camps, etc.