UCP Central PA Respite Services Provide the Break Your Family Needs

UCP Central PA’s Respite Services offer care and recreation for your loved one… and a care-free time of rest and restoration for you.


Respite Services

Whether you need time to get away for work or personal reasons… or you simply need time to rest… UCP can help. We have a long, proud history of evolving with—and responding to—the needs of the community. Through our respite services, we are seeking to satisfy an unmet need by providing yet another level of support to family members who serve as primary caregivers for a loved one with a disability.

overnight respite services consumer trying out a bed

Funding for Respite Services is Available Through:

  • Consolidated Waiver
  • Person Family Directed Support (PFDS) Waiver
  • Autism Waiver
  • Base funding, available through the county of residency.
  • Private pay, which may include insurance.
  • Scholarship opportunities may be available.

Respite Application

Two Types of Respite Offered

AM/PM Respite

AM/PM respite is similar to before and after school care for youth and young adults, ages 14 and up, who have an intellectual or physical disability. Hours of service are 7-9 am and 3-5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Evening Respite

Evening Respite offers care and recreation for children and adults with disabilities on Fridays from 6-10pm. We accept all age groups and siblings as well. This program is currently being offered on Friday evenings only, but may be expanded, based on consumer demand. The location of the respite site alternates from week to week.

dates and locations

Volunteers are welcome at all Friday Evening Respite locations. Please contact the program supervisor at the location you are interested in.

Get In Touch

Kathleen Smith
Assistant Director of Adult Services

Local: 717.737.3477
Toll-Free: 800.998.4827
Fax: 717.737.2899

Kathleen.Smith@ucpcentralpa.org

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