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Community Respite

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

HISTORY

Since 1997 the Community Respite program has been offering parents of children aged newborn to 12 years of age a range of short, temporary services to parents needing assistance.

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 they will 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:
  • The Children's Cottage Society coordinates daytime child care at licensed, high quality centres throughout Calgary on your behalf at no charge. Space is offered based on availability. Single day-use only. This program is subject to availability and day care space.
Child Care Respite Program:
  • Coordinated short term placements in quality child care settings is 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) and 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: