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Community Respite

Need Help? 
Call our 24/7 Crisis Line: 403-233-CARE (2273)

HISTORY

Since 1997 our Community Respite program has offered parents of children aged newborn to 12 years a range of short, temporary services.

CALL WHEN YOU ARE

  • Feeling so stressed that parenting feels impossible.
  • Overwhelmed by the challenges that twins, triplets or premature infants bring.
  • Feeling too sick to care for your child.
  • Feeling isolated, tired, sad and overwhelmed.

The reasons why parents reach out to us for help are many and varied. We encourage you to call when you are experiencing a concern to see how we may help you.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU CALL

In-Home Infant Respite Program:
  • A Respite Worker will come to your home and care for your infant (under six months of age) while you rest and take time to care for yourself.
  • Information and referrals to community resources.
Volunteer Daycare Program:
  • Children's Cottage Society coordinates no-charge daytime child care at licensed, high-quality centres throughout Calgary on your behalf. Space is subject to availability and space, and is for single day-use only. 
Child Care Respite Program:
  • Coordinated short-term placements in quality child care settings are available to families in transition or at risk.

HOW CAN I ACCESS THESE SERVICES?

Call our 24/7 Crisis Line at 403.233.CARE (2273). One of our Family Support Workers will be happy to speak to you and guide you through the admission process.

CCS IS GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY: