Take a Break

Take a Break Family Respite provides temporary in-home respite service to families on an as-needed basis. The service pays for a respite worker to provide respite that includes watching all children in the family. It gives parents and family members some time away to rejuvenate, complete errands or other family business and can be used for short or long periods (a couple hours or in some cases a whole weekend)

The service occurs primarily in your home and requires that the family identify a person to provide the service. This can be a family friend, relative, trusted person, or other provided that the person does not live within the same home as the qualifying child.  Take a Break Respite providers are not able to provide transportation during Take a Break Respite.

This service is available to families of people who have been determined to be eligible for services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). It is not necessary to have the “Medicaid Waiver” to receive this service. The service will be prioritized for persons that do not already have respite or community habilitation services in place.

Contact Daniel Kelley- dkelley@contactefr.org

Community Waiver Respite (CWR)

This is a great service to give your family respite while you engage in fun things in your community. You typically go out with a staff person from EFR and do things that interest you. This is a great opportunity to get out and explore your community and even expand your interests. You get to decide where you want to go and what you want to during your respite time.

Contact Intake Coordinator at intakes@contactefr.org

Community Provider List

Families often want to hire someone privately for respite but do not know who to hire.  To help locate a caregiver, families enrolled in this service can receive a list of providers who are available for private hire.

The Community Provider List consists of EFR employees or volunteers who have been through the background check process and have indicated they are available to work privately for families, though actual background check results are not disclosed.

The list is updated quarterly and staff who leave the agency are removed from the list each quarter.

Contact Daniel Kelley dkelley@contactefr.org