RESPITE CARE CONNECTION

A community-based program that specializes in strengthening children’s self-esteem, skill development, and socialization skills. Respite Care Connection offers fee-for-service respite for families caring for 6- to 17-year-old children and youth with behavior and social challenges such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), autism, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), etc.

COMMUNITY PROGRAM:
  • Focuses on small group outings for children and youth who often have difficulty in community settings.
  • Recognizes the developmental needs of individuals within various age groups and develops age specific
    programming
  • Offers a variety of activities & programs (Weekend & Summer Camps) that align with a child’s interests and abilities.
  • Enviros staff are trained in safety, risk management, behaviour management techniques and Standard First Aid/CPR.

Click here to download the Respite Care Connection brochure

 

REFERRAL PROCESS

The Respite Care Connection program can be accessed by self, community, Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) or Calgary and Area Child and Family Services referral.

For more information or to register for one of the programs, email RespiteCare@enivros.org or call 403. 295.2943 ex.234.

 

 

PROGRAM SERVES

Males & Females Ages: 6 to 17 years
Funded by: Region 3 Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority

 

RCC PROGRAMS

WEEKEND WARRIORS

Saturdays, Sept-June, ages 6-11 years

Children have the opportunity to participate in activities such as kids theatre, art projects, trampoline parks, bowling, swimming, clubhouse parties, and much more around the city. Children are informally learning skills to help them in a group setting such as friendship skills, sharing, patience, and appreciation.

Learn more about Weekend Warriors

CONNEXIONS

Sundays, Sept-June

A specialized group for youth (ages 12-16) with complex needs (including ADHD, FASD, Asperger’s, ODD, etc.). This group specializes in strengthening self-esteem, skill development and
socialization skills.

Learn about the Connextions program.

Respite Care Connection (RCC) provides families a break from parenting and at the same time allows the children to participate in positive community-based activities. The program has been successful for many children and youth who have struggled in community settings. And, specializes in strengthening children’s self-esteem, skill development and socialization skills through a fun and safe environment.

The community-based direction of the Respite Care Connection program:

  • Focuses on small group outings for children and youth who often have difficulty in community settings.
  • Offers a variety of activities that align with a child’s interests and abilities.
  • Recognizes the developmental needs of individuals within various age groups and develops age specific programming.
  • RCC specializes in strengthening children’s self-esteem, skill development and socialization skills through a fun and safe environment with a ratio of one staff to three children/youth.
RCC is based on the following five elements:
  • Social connection
  • New experiences
  • Lifeskills
  • Personal challenges
  • Learning opportunities

For more information or to register for one of the programs, please email: RespiteCare@enviros.org or call 403. 295.2943 ex.234.

RCC STORIES

We honor those who’ve been part of the agency and the stories of their time here.

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