Ontario funding – Respite
Enhanced Respite Funding
Out of Home Respite
- Families of children with multiple special needs can receive up to seven days of respite per year, provided in a location other than their own home.
- The child must:
- Be under 18 years of age
- Have multiple special needs because of a physical or developmental disability
- Live at home and need care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and, without out-of-home respite, there is a real possibility that the child would require long-term residential placement
- The child’s family is at risk of breakdown, or
- There is risk that the child could harm himself or others
- This grant is paid to families who are caring for a child who is medically fragile and/or depends on a technological devices, such as feeding tubes, G-tube, and suctioning.
- This grant is paid in addition to other respite services.
- Families may be eligible for up to $3,500 per child, per year.
- The child is under 18 years of age, lives at home, and needs intensive care and constant monitoring on a 24-hour basis.
- Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) will determine eligibility.
How to apply:
- Contact the ministry's regional office nearest you.
Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity
- Provides assistance for children and youth with a serious illness or permanent disability to access limited respite; approved therapies; and special diet/supplements. For a complete list or an application, list is available on website.
- Up to age 21
- Permanent disability or serious illness
- Financial need
- Phone: 905-852-1799
- E-mail: email@example.com
Holland Bloorview Family Support Fund
Provides financial support to Holland Bloorview families during a time of transition or stress. May help with family accommodations at Holland Bloorview; equipment; recreation and life skills programs; home and car modifications; medications; respite; and education.
Contact: Social Worker, Family Resource Centre
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road
(416) 425-6220 ext. 3395
Special Services At Home Program (SSAH)
- Ministry of Community and Social Services
- Provides families of children with physical and intellectual disabilities and adults with intellectual disabilities with a pre-arranged annual contract to arrange for in-home/in-community parent relief and skill development.
- SSAH provides funding to the family to hire workers or attendants or facilitators to come into your home.
- Based on the needs of the individuals and their families.
- Caregivers hired through these funds cannot be a relative living in the same address.
- Application and an annual review are required.
- Self referral.
How to apply:
- Contact your Discharge Planner or Social Worker for more information.