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Who benefits from our program: Our respite program is designed not only to protect the caregiver’s health and well-being, but also to prevent out-of-home placement and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect.

What our program offers: Through The Arc’s respite program, trained workers provide center based and compassionate in-home care to children with a developmental delay that allows parents the opportunity to balance their lives while decreasing stress and recharging. All respite program staff members have extensive experience working with people with developmental disabilities, and receive ongoing training on relevant issues and new procedures. Each respite worker is required to pass rigorous pre-employment federal background screenings.

Upon acceptance into the program, interviews are scheduled with potential workers so that families are guaranteed that the person coming into their home is someone with whom they are comfortable.

Center-based respite care is offered each Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, alternating between The Arc’s Courim Center in Riviera Beach and The Arc’s South Campus in Boca Raton.


If you are interested in learning more about our respite program, please call 561-721-2818.
Our programs rely on support from the community. Please donate here.
We are always in need of volunteers, too. Please sign up here.

Thank you to our generous supporters:

  • Children’s services and United way of Palm Beach County
  • Town of Palm Beach County United Way
  • City of Boca Raton