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What we offer:

We provide subsidized respite in a home-like setting with qualified, trained staff for overnight stays on weekends and stays for up to a week during the summer months of July and August.

We also have opportunities for weekday respite at full cost at the same location.

We maintain a maximum of 1:2 staffing ratio in respite and each respite participant has their own bedroom with a shared washroom.

Who is eligible for services:

Adults 18 years of age or older with a developmental disability who live with a caregiver.  This service is available to residents of Woolwich, Wellesley, Mapleton Townships and Waterloo Region.

How to sign up for respite with us:

Subsidized respite referrals are made through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).  If you are interested in this respite contact:

Developmental Services Ontario

1-888-941-1121 or

Full cost respite during the week (Monday-Friday) is organized directly with Elmira District Community Living by contacting.

Lisa Reitzel, Manager Respite Services

519-669-3173 ex. 224 or

Respite is an opportunity for people to have a break, broaden their social circle, experience life away from home and enjoy community activities. Respite services available in the region can also be found on