Respite Services

JCFS’ Respite program provides support to families caring for children and youth with special needs.

Our respite program takes a supportive, nurturing and therapeutic approach, combined with fun, social and recreational activities, while providing a well deserved break for parents.

Sunday Respite

A break for parents, play for kids with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Sessions are offered 1-2 Sunday afternoons per month at our West Rogers Park location.  For more information, contact Roberta Pieta, LCSW at 312.673.2759.

Lev Chicago Respite

An after-school respite program for Jewish children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Lev Chicago Respite provides a nurturing, therapeutic, social/recreational and religious environment for children and a break for parents. In collaboration with Libenu Foundation and located at the Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center, Lev Chicago Respite runs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday’s from 4pm-7pm. For more information, contact Rivka Schaffel, 773.765.3156.

Get Help

Email ask@jcfs.org or call toll-free, 855.ASK.JCFS (855.275.5237).