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Host Respite

The Host Family Respite Program is a Ministry licensed overnight respite program offered to families of developmentally disabled adults or children. This is used in 24-hour blocks of time.

In-Home Respite: a respite worker comes into the home of the individual requiring relief for the time period requested.

Host Family Respite: the individual attends the home of a Host family provider for requested time period.


The individual must have a verified diagnosis of a developmental disability.

The individual must live in a family home (immediate family - mother, father, siblings or guardian) and be a full-time resident of Haldimand or Norfolk counties.

Individuals who are living in a foster home or a residential program setting are not eligible for this service.

How much does this cost

To make a referral

For children and youth up to 18 years of age call 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 and ask for “Contact” at Ext 350


For adults, please call Developmental Services Ontario Hamilton-Niagara at 1-877-376-4674

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