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Organization: Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services - Ottawa - Preston St - Respite Funding  
Phone Numbers: 613-787-2399
Toll-Free: 1-800-267-5111
Teletype: 613-787-3959
Fax: 613-787-3990
Website: www.gov.on.ca/children/english/programs/needs/resp...
Address:
347 Preston St, 3rd Flr
Ottawa, ON
K1S 3H8
Intersection: Rochester St and Carling Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Contacts: Cherry Visser - Manager, Special Needs
613-787-4032 * cherry.visser@ontario.ca
Service Description: Two programs giving families a break (or "respite") from the day-to-day care of their child with special needs

Out-of-Home Respite: For families of children with multiple special needs. Families can receive up to seven days of respite per year, provided in a location other than their own home.

Enhanced respite funding: Paid to families caring for a child who is medically fragile and/or depends on a technological device and needs care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Examples are children who: rely on medical and technological equipment, such as mechanical ventilators, apnea monitors, renal dialysis, urinary catheters, colostomy bags * take drugs intravenously * rely on tracheotomy tube care, suctioning, oxygen support or tube feeding.The grant is paid in addition to other respite services. Families may be eligible for up to $3,500 per child, per year.

Fees: None
Application: Apply through the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), toll free 310-2222 or TTY 613-745-0049
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Out-of-Home Respite * The child must:
* be under 18 years
* 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 respite out-of-home respite, there's a real possibility that: * the child would require long-term residential placement * the child's family is at risk of breakdown, or
* there's a risk that the child could harm himself or others

Enhanced respite funding * The child is:
* under 18 years
* lives at home
* needs intensive care and constant monitoring on a 24-hour basis
Age: 18.00 years and younger
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Frontenac & Kingston, Hastings, Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, North Lanark/North Grenville, Renfrew County, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry  
See Also: Respite Care for Children

This information was last completely updated on February 7, 2017

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