This program provides timely respite services for families in Queens coping with children who have a serious emotional disturbance. The child is temporarily placed with a respite family so their family can take advantage of some time needed to attend to other issues.
Who Can Benefit from this Program
Families/foster care providers in which a youth with SED needs a temporary separation from his/her current living situation.
5-18 years of age
How to Access this Program or Service
Referrals accepted via foster care providers, private families, HCBS waiver providers and other mental health providers
children were reunified with their parents who worked hard preparing for their return home
students in our transfer high schools who were at risk of dropping out graduated with a Regents diploma