Respite (Youth and Adult)
Harc’s respite services are available to individuals over the age of five. People are engaged in meaningful activities while their families and caregivers take time. Staff is specially trained to support the person’s individual needs to maximize a relaxing and fun time away.
Respite is provided in a variety of settings:
- Individualized respite is provided in the person or family’s home. Staff provide fun and enjoyable activities, as well as supporting the person to complete typical activities of daily living, leisure, and meeting their needs.
- Individual and/or group respite services in the community.
- Community respite engages the individual on community outings (includes transportation).
- Overnight respite provides overnight care either within the individual’s home or in one of Harc’s respite apartments.
Recreation offers fun-filled activities for people ages five to adult. Individuals engage in community-based recreational activities where they can socialize, have the opportunity to make new friends, and build relationships.
Staffing is generally 5 participants to one staff. However, additional staffing is available to those in need for an additional fee.
Examples of activities:
- bowling club
- movie night
- theater performance
- overnight trips
- day trips
Camp Bulova offers respite to families with children who have intellectual disabilities and/or medically complex conditions. The Camp accommodates up to 15 children, ages 3 – 15, and takes place one Saturday per month, from September to June, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Harc offers additional Saturdays depending upon the availability of funding. The fee for each session is $60.
- 1:1 Staffing ratio due to the complexity of a person’s medical needs
- On-site nurse to manage individual medical needs (ex. participants with feeding tubes)
- Monthly themed activities (a favorite for many children is the December holiday season when they are visited by Santa and receive presents from Toys for Tots)
Capable Kids Camp
Capable Kids Camp is a six-week summer camp integrated with Hartford’s Camp Courant. Children and youth (ages 5 – 21) with intellectual and related disabilities can share experiences with their peers of all abilities, cultures, and backgrounds.
There are fun-filled activities emphasizing literacy, fitness, and sports. Capable Kids Camp is funded through grants and donations. There is a nominal registration fee. Harc provides transportation to and from the camp from its headquarters at 900 Asylum Avenue in Hartford.
Services include activities to help improve personal growth and the quality of life for participants such as:
- Arts and Crafts
- Healthy Eating
For more information on our Respite Services, please contact:
Assistant Director of Community Services/CCH/Family Supports/Recreation