Respite Services

JCFS Chicago’s 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 773.765.3155.

Lev Chicago Respite

In collaboration with Libenu Foundation, Lev Chicago Respite is 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. Located at the Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center, Lev Chicago Respite runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and 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).