4815 W. 155th St.
Oak Forest, IL
Provides child care for individuals 6 months - 13 years; inclusive environment for both children who are typically development and with developmental disabilities. Staff have specialized training in caring for children with disabilities.
85 Revere Drive, Suite B
Northbrook, IL 60062
Serving: Lake, Cook, Kane, DuPage County
Provides home-based respite services to children with autism such as safe instructional care and play, maintaining IEP basic skills, and daily observational records for ages 2 and up. Insurance and private pay options.
26710 W Nippersink Rd
ngleside, IL 60041-8770
Week long youth (ages 9-17) and adult camp experiences are available at Camp Red Leaf throughout the summer months and weekend respite programs available throughout the year. Friendships blossom as campers choose between adaptable sports programs, arts and crafts, the ropes course and zip line, outdoor camping experiences, and lake and heated pool activities. With a camper counselor ratio of 2:1, experiences are as individualized as the campers themselves. Staff members adapt programming to reflect the varied levels, abilities, and needs of each camper while also creating a safe environment where campers are able to challenge themselves.
311 South Reed Street
Joliet, IL 60436
Provides in-home and overnight respite care if needed for both children and adults. The Respite Care Program allows a primary caregiver occasional respite by providing families with up to 180 hours of in-home care annually for their family member with developmental disabilities. Must be receiving home-based waiver for services.
700 N Sacramento Blvd #300
Chicago, IL 60612
Provides Early Intervnetion (birth - age 3), as well as case management, individual and family therapy and respite services to children with special needs birth - 12 years old and their families. Group therapy and summer programming also available.
1835 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: (847) 653-6635 ext 28
Clearbrook’s Take a Break Volunteer Program is the only program in the state to utilize trained volunteers as respite caregivers. Clearbrook provides support to families that live in northern Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County. Clearbrook also created the Take a Break in the Afternoon Program that provides supervised support to families waiting to be matched with an in-home volunteer along with families who would like their children to participate in a stay and play program staffed by Clearbrook staff and trained volunteers. Clearbrook’s in-home program provides each family with four hours of weekly respite in their homes.
9021 Ogden Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
Provides home-based respite services to assist people with developmental disabilities and their families (3-hour maximum). They work with each participant to develop self-esteem, independent living skills, social skills and greater participation in community life. They provide family members a break from care-taking, which helps reduce stress and improves family functioning. Respite services are available to any child or adult with a developmental disability and their family, who lives within their service area. For more information for children 3 years and older.
Between Albany Park and Lincoln Square on Lawrence
Connect PLAY offers safe and fun, small after school playgroups for children on the spectrum, with caring, expert staff leading activities tailored to each individual child. Let Connect PLAY lighten your load for an afternoon and call for an assessment today!
- Cicero: 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
- Pilsen: 1951 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
- South Chicago: 3050 E 92nd St, Chicago, IL 60617
Child: Early Intervention, Head Start, Preschool and programming for early childhood
Adult: Programming includes day programs, vocational training and long-term residential housing
3504 Commercial Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Program combines home-based services and the supported living services. Services include: HBS Services Facilitator, personal support workers, day services, respite care, skilled nursing, behavioral services, counseling, speech, physical and occupational therapies, transportation, adaptive equipment and accessibility modifications. Eligibility: DD diagnosis; all ages
17314 Kedzie Ave.
Hazelcrest, IL 60429
(708) 335-0020 x3722
Provides short-term home-based respite services for persons with developmental disabilities in their natural, guardian, or foster family home. Must be a resident of South Suburban Cook County, Northern Will County, Beverely, Mt. Greenwood, and Morgan Park; will soon include Romeoville and Joliet areas. No cost; PUNS funding not required. Additionally, provides in-home waiver services for adults and children.
In every community across the state of Illinois, family members are becoming caregivers for their loved ones, the Illinois Respite Coalition is here to help. The IRC is dedicated to increasing public awareness on the importance of Lifespan Respite. We provide additional support to caregivers across Illinois through referrals to respite providers in their area, trainings for caregivers, and a variety of other resources.
Open to all Chicaogland families
Jill’s House is a non-profit organization that offers respite to families of children with intellectual disabilities through a weekend adventure program. At Weekend Adventures children (ages 6-17) get to experience an all inclusive camp weekend uniquely tailored to their needs. At the same time, their parents get a weekend to have some much needed rest and relaxation. During the camp weekend our campers are surrounded by onsite medical staff, client care specialists, and one-on-one buddies. Camps happen throughout the year in Lake Geneva, WI and transportation is provided from Libertyville, IL.
3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Respite Programs for Families with Special Needs
JCFS’ Respite program helps decrease a family’s stress level, provide social and recreational outlets for children and improves the overall functioning of the family. Our respite program takes a supportive and nurturing approach, which enhances a child’s growth and development, while providing parents short-term relief. We offer many types of Respite scenarios for parents who need a little “me time” throughout the year. Programs are provided for children and adults and include community and home-based support services for clients with developmental and/or mental health diagnoses, Sunday group respite services, and family respite weekends. There is currently a waiting list for Respite Services. Please call for information.
Contact: Emily Tegenkamp
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to: http://www.jcfs.org/familycommons
JCFS’ Family Commons is your one-stop shop for family fun: It’s a single location with tons of recreational activities and classes where children with special needs can play and learn alongside one another, while parents can relax or enjoy a class of their own. With a wide range of sports, mind-body classes, therapeutic arts, healthy cooking and life skills classes for children and adults, Family Commons targets the physical health, social aptitude and skill-building needs of children. Yet, the program taps into everyone’s creativity, and is just plain fun for the entire family.
3210 Dundee Road
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Ages: Parent Night Out K-22; Northbrook Afterschool K-8; Skokie Afterschool 9-22
Parent Night Out occurs once a month on Tuesdays in Skokie from 4:30-7:30. Activities include movies, dinner, bowling, work out sessions, and more! Our after school programs are weekly on Tuesdays in Skokie from 2:45-4:30 and Thursdays in Northbrook from 2:45-3:30. Activities include cooking, yoga, music, art, and more!
847-540-3774 or 847-652-2241
Respite workers provide one-to-one care for the client right in their own home. Respite is open to people who are 5 years old and up who lives in Lake, Northern Cook and McHenry counties with an intellectual or developmental disability; individual must be medically stable and not demonstrate significant harm to self or others. Provides relief to family members who care for individuals or when emergencies occur that take care-givers away from the home for short periods. Workers are skilled at promoting daily living skills, offering recreational activities and encouraging appropriate social skills. The amount of hours a family can use Respite services per month can vary. In Home Respite Services are free to the family because of the state grants. The family needs to find a worker for their child and Little City will screen and train the worker under the state guidelines. The worker will be a Little City employee.
Held at Krejci Academy:
619 E. Franklin
Naperville, IL 60540
Little Friends’ newly added Respite Program offers caregivers time for rest and relief from challenges associated with raising a child with special needs. The program offers multi-week sessions for children with special needs and their siblings featuring indoor and outdoor activities and socialization opportunities.
Weekly - Kids & Sibs
Saturdays - Mixed Ages
Greer Ann Hamblet, program coordinator
4840 W. Byron St.
Chicago, IL 60641
(847) 390-1422 or (630) 664-8876 (emergency)
Serving: Metro Chicago, Will, Kane and McHenry Counties.
Respite services provide caregivers with the peace of mind, knowing that when they have an emergency or need a short break, their loved one is provided with care in a licensed, caring facility. Available to all ages.
5104 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
Provides home-based respite care services for children and adolescents with autism. Fifteen hours per month per individual (360/year, resets each year). Can provide respite workers (may be a wait) or provide training to a respite worker of family's choosing.
Ages: Birth and up.
Cost: None; state funded.
Not-for-profit, provides job placement, supported employment, work services, developmental training, special olympics, recreation, residential living, and respite.
10833 S. LaPorte
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: (708) 425-7377
Services include day programming, vocational and employment training, and personal support workers, as well as counseling, speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.
4031 W Dayton St
McHenry, IL 60050
Phone: (815) 344-1230
Pioneer Center’s Respite Program offers the parents or caregivers of an individual with a developmental disability, cerebral palsy and/or epilepsy a reprieve from caring for their loved one.
Become a Volunteer Respite Care Worker
St. Alexius Medical Center
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Lisa Esposito, REST coordinator
(630) 397-5656; email@example.com
Jenna Olznoi, IL REST program coodinator
(630) 397-5662: firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a volunteer respite care worker. REST, respite education and support tools, is a unique, interactive training program, where you will receive the education and tools needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children. Lunch and snacks will be provided. The Illinois Department of Human Services has approved the REST volunteer respite worker course for 6.75 CE hours. For more information.
Respite Care Services
Elizabeth – 224-538-9736
Located in Antioch – They serve, McHenry, DuPage, Cook and Lake Counties
Offering in-home support and care for your loved ones with disabilities, specializing in Autism. Services include: Respite/Care for all ages, Daily Living Skills training/Personal Support Worke, Parents support group and siblings support group.
1827 Brummel St
Evanston, IL 60202
8350 Laramie Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
Respite care services are designed to provide the support necessary to maintain persons with an intellectual or other developmental disability in the least restrictive setting possible, their own home.
301 Veterans Parkway New Lenox, IL 60451
A request for services can be filled out HERE or via phone or email
Respite care for any individual over the age of 3 who has a confirmed diagnosis of a developmental disability and does not currently receive any other funding for in-home supports may qualify for in-home respite. The purpose of Trinity’s In-Home Respite Program is to offer intermittent care for an individual with a developmental disability in the comfort of his or her own home, providing relief to the primary caregiver. Respite hours are determined by client needs, funding, worker availability and location. In-home respite care is funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services, so there is no cost to families receiving respite. Each qualified participant is limited to 360 hours of respite care per year.
3100 S. Central Ave
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 863-3803
Activities included in the In-Home Respite program are designed to improve the independent living skills of individuals served, and to pave the way for future opportunities to live within the community away from their family home.