Respite Services

“As a parent for a child with special needs, Respite Care provides the most giving and helpful service that I have. It makes a world of difference.”

Respite Services 

JCFS’ Respite program provides support to families caring for children with special needs. Our respite program takes a supportive, nurturing and therapeutic approach, which enhances individuals growth and development, while providing short-term relief for caregivers.


Group Respite

Respite for parents, play for children with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their siblings. Sessions are offered 1-2 times per month at our West Rogers Park location.  There is currently a waiting list for this service.

Community Support Services for Clients with Mental Health Diagnoses

Community Support Services is provided to children with mental health diagnoses ages 4 to 17 who receive Medicaid. This service provides therapeutic mentoring in the community.

Get Help

Call toll-free, 855.ASK.JCFS (855.275.5237) or email