Respite Care

Regular breaks from parenting are essential for CCS foster families. Children who are dual-diagnosed (with both developmental or cognitive delays and/or severe emotional disturbances from abuse or neglect) present special challenges, and respite is a critical ingredient for successful placements.

CCS provides respite to our foster and birth families in five key ways:

Planned Respite

Families take children one or two weekends per month to give their regular foster parents a break.

Emergency respite

Relief during family emergencies.

Crisis Respite

A safe home for children who are homeless or experiencing a psychiatric event.

Interim Respite

Temporary placements for children transitioning out of their homes and into foster care.

Adventure Respite

2- or 5-day camping trips in a therapeutic outdoor setting run by specially trained staff collaborating with CCS.





Learn more about Adventure Youth Program