Respite Program

The goal of the program is to provide respite for the parents or caretaker of children with intellectual disabilities while also providing integrated recreational and social activities for the children.

  • 3 Locations: Neighborhood Centers at Edmund Avenue off Newell Street (Bishop Foery Foundation), Hawley Avenue (Hawley Youth Organization), and Seymour Street (Vincent House).
  • No fee.
  • Eligibility: Children ages 5-18 and their families. Children must meet OPWDD eligibility.  .
  • Information: Please call Kara Lamon, Senior Program Coordinator at 315-472-6343.
  • Good to know: Respite workers assist families in obtaining other services to meet their needs.

Employees working in our respite program are fully trained, adhere to the philosophy of Catholic Charities, and practice behaviors consistent with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) Core Competencies which include: Putting Individuals First; Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships; Demonstrating Professionalism; Supporting Good Health; and Safety.