What kind of support does the Community Respite Program offer?
In-home Infant Support:
- Assists parents of infants who are newborn to six months old, when there are no other means of support.
- Provides support and care in the comfort of your own home.
- Volunteer daycares throughout the city provide short term space, free of charge.
Child Care Respite:
- Coordinated short term placements in quality child care settings.
- Available to families in transition or families at risk.
Why do families reach out to us?
They might be:
- Feeling so stressed that parenting feels impossible.
- Overwhelmed with multiple births (twins, triplets etc.)
- Experiencing illness, medical issues or hospitalization, such as postpartum depression.
- Feeling isolated, exhausted or overwhelmed.
These are just a few of the MANY reasons parents reach out to us for help. We encourage you to call us today to see how we can help YOU.
How can you access the Community Respite Program?
- Call our 24 hour program information line at (403) 233 - CARE (2273).
- A family support worker will ask you about your specific needs and family situation.
- The worker will offer immediate, non-judgmental support.
- Based on your situation, the worker will determine which of our programs will best fit your needs.
- Dependent upon availability and eligibility, you will be offered support and access to programs as soon as possible.
Individuals or agencies can access services by contacting the Crisis Nursery at 233–2273. This line is open 24 hours a day. For more information about this program you can call the Community Respite Program Manager directly at 283-4200 ext. 227