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Fall Respite for families with special needs

Every quarter we provide Respite, a free event designed to be a night off for parents of children with special needs, and a night of fun for the kids! Our guests are each paired with a trained buddy for the evening who accompanies them throughout a night of fun activities. Parents and caregivers enjoy a little break knowing their children are in a safe environment and are having fun.


Hosting Respite events takes a lot of coordination and a ton of volunteers. This is a great place to volunteer a few hours on a Friday night. The Respite team is a fun loving and welcoming group and we’d love to have you join us. Plus, you’ll experience first hand the impact you’re having as you bond with your buddy throughout the night. You’re also giving parents and caretakers a break, and for some of the families we serve, these quarterly Respite nights are the only nights off they get all year. It’s no surprise that every time we open registration for Respite it fills up in a few hours, and we always have people on a waiting list. When you sign up to serve you make it possible for us to open our waiting list to more guests. We can’t do this without you! If you’re interested in serving, click the SERVE button below.

Want to help with set up on Thursday or Friday (Nov 7 or 8)? Sign up here.


Guest registration has ended for the Fall Respite Event. Bookmark this page for information on upcoming Respite Events. The Winter Respite Event will be held Friday, February 28 and guest registration will open to the public the morning of February 3.

Questions? Contact Beth Golik (440.871.3822x181)

Earlier Event: November 8
MOPS - Daytime & Evening
Later Event: November 8
Rising Heights, Inc. Parent Info Dinner