Programs: Weekend Respite
for children aged 3-18yrs and young adults aged 19-21yrs
The Red Roof Retreat Weekend Respite program offers individuals with special needs a safe and fun experience while their families and caregivers get a much needed break. Five children or young adults enjoy life on The Ranch each weekend. Our 11-acre property includes a home, hobby farm, wetland and streams, accessible playground and walking trails. Our program includes time on the farm, community outings and a variety of appropriate activities based on each child’s needs and interests.
Respite spots are available for children ages 3 to 18. There are weekends for young adults aged 19 to 21, providing they are clients previously enrolled with us. The staff-to-child/youth ratio is 5 clients and 2 staff.
As we are a charity not funded by the government, we are unable to provide one-on-one support. Clients who require one-to-one support due to severe behavioural issues, should get in touch with Contact Niagara.
Cost is $150 per weekend. (subject to change with notification.)
Receipts will be issued upon payment and can be submitted to Special Services at Home for reimbursement.
Families interested in registering for the Red Roof Retreat Weekend Respite program may fill out the downloadable application form and mail the signed form to:
Admission Committee, Red Roof Retreat
1594 Concession Six, R.R. #2
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Download respite application form [PDF].
*please note there is a waiting list for respite*