The Crisis Respite Program provides basic care, safety, and a nurturing environment during short-term placements for children and youth who are in crisis. Our trained foster parents work closely with case managers to help de-escalate family crisis situations, and provide an opportunity to implement problem solving techniques in a more neutral setting. These providers also function as surrogate caregivers by providing supervision, encouragement, and a caring environment. These programs generally serve difficult to place youth who have multiple needs, some of which may be related to, but not limited to, the following areas: medical and mental health and well-being, learning disabilities, sexualized behaviors, adequate coping skills, and developmental delays.
The Planned Respite Program is designed to help youth and families avoid crisis situations by providing a planned respite, or break. Short-term, out of home placements with trained foster parents help to de-escalate stressed home situations and provide an opportunity to implement problem solving techniques in a more neutral setting. The purpose of the program is to prevent crisis in the natural home. These short-term placements with trained providers help de-escalate volatile situations through problem solving techniques in a neutral setting.
For more information about Crisis Respite or Planned Respite, please contact Laura Field at (231) 946-8975 ext. 1030 or, via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.