The main focus of the respite program is to provide short term, periodic care for the residents in the absence of their families or other care providers. The respite facility is typically used for traditional respite purposes, i.e. giving families a break of respite from caring for the family member with an intellectual disability; however, it may be used for short-term emergency placement also.
Respite Subsidy Program: With funding through the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, families may be eligible to receive cash subsidies to assist with the costs of hiring specially skilled ,,sitters/companions,, to care for a families member with intellectual disabilities during short absences of caregivers. Both children and adults are eligible for services. Unless otherwise noted all programs are for adults. Fees are charged based oh the ability to pay pursuant to contractual agreements with Community Services Boards. HUD supported programs require Section 8 eligibility and payment of fees.