Providing temporary relief for you to have an enjoyable time for yourself

Elmy’s Special Services offers Respite Services to give temporary relief for families and caregivers of persons with developmental disabilities in Brooklyn. This program allows families to have time for errands, vacations, and other planned activities, enabling them to take a much-needed break from the demands of caregiving.

Respite is offered outside of the home. It is scheduled and time-limited and is available overnight from Friday to Sunday.

Our respite services include:

  • Family Support Waiver Respite
  • After School
  • Summer Camp
  • In-Home Respite

This service provides temporary relief for families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities in NYC. Trained direct care professionals work with individuals inside their homes and provide them with opportunities for community inclusion.

  • Holiday Respite

    The Holiday Respite provides temporary relief for families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities ages 6 and 19 in Brooklyn. This program corresponds with the Department of Education’s holiday schedule and runs 24 days a year. When students are out of school for a holiday or school break, they can participate in various recreational activities, such as visiting museums, zoos, and amusement parks to increase their socialization and community awareness skills.

  • Overnight Weekend Respite
    This program provides temporary relief for families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities ages six and older to help them have time for errands, weekend vacations, and other planned activities. This service can be offered outside of the home in various NYC hotels and is available overnight from Friday to Sunday. Individuals can participate in activities and go to places, including sporting events, concerts, recreational centers, and shows that will help them have greater opportunities for independence.

If you have any questions regarding this service, feel free to contact us.