Children’s Program

The Children’s Program provides respite support to caregivers of children 0-17 years of age with a handicapping condition residing in Northumberland County. An application is required for service. Referrals may come from any source. The Children’s Program offers respite support up to 4 hours per week or 1 weekend per month based on each family’s individual needs. Fees (if any) are nominal.

How it Works

Respite may take place in the home of the family, with a host family, or within the community depending on the family requirements.

Respite Providers are carefully screened by Northumberland Family Respite Services and
some of the requirements may include a Police Check, Vaccination Record. Wait periods can occur.

The Summer Buddy program provides community activities for children who qualify for the Children’s Respite Program. The Summer Buddy Program generally runs from July to early September depending on funding availability. Children are matched with a Summer Buddy worker for summer recreational opportunities. All workers are screened.

To find out if your family is eligible for our services please inquire:

Children’s Program Coordinator:
Phone: 905-885-6671 x 226