Supporting Families & Seniors
Parents and guardians are you looking for a safe and positive place for your child, adolescent or young adult? Our Respite Programs offer planned short-term and time-limited opportunities for families and care providers to have some personal time.
For children we offer site based, activity-enhanced environments where kids can be safe, make friends, and have fun. Our school-age programs are offered after school and on Saturdays to provide ample opportunities for your child to get out and play!
Please contact us at (716) 883-8002 to find out more!
Stay Late – It’s Great! After School Respite (ages 5-21)
This program is open to all school age children in need of after school respite. “Stay Late” provides meaningful recreational and social opportunities for your child throughout the school year. We offer programs that are designed to meet the special learning needs of students who have developmental disabilities.
We also offer Children’s Overnight Respite, located at our Children’s Guild Foundation Mildred M. Seegler Respite House in Tonawanda. Here we offer families overnight and after-school respite services.
Families love our Saturday Respite Programs! We provide fun recreational and social experiences for your child age 5+ in a safe and convenient setting.
We also offer Summer and Winter Day Camp for children ages 5 to 21 years.
Family Reimbursement Program
The Family Reimbursement Program (FRP) assists with expenses faced by families caring for a person with developmental disabilities. The goal of the FRP is to enhance family stability and positively impact health, safety and emotional well-being.
Expenses covered under the FRP may include goods and services, Respite care, community involvement, and other items. Families are eligible for the FRP if they have a family member with a developmental disability who lives at home and eligibility has been determined by the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The FRP offers up to $1,000 per family per year.
To apply, complete and submit an application with supporting documentation to:
Family Reimbursement Specialist
452 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Download the FRP application and additional documentation below:
For more information, contact Gail Baehre at 716-883-8002 ext. 334.