The Special Needs Ministry of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas is happy to announce that our Respite Care program has begun! Funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the Respite Care Program offers families who have a child with a disability a break from caregiving! The Respite Care program takes place at Holy Cross School in Overland Park. It is held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. usually on the last Saturday of the month with a few exceptions during the holidays. We have wonderful staff and volunteers, several of whom are professionals in the field of special education or a related profession. All are caring and compassionate. We have a registered nurse on staff as well as a program coordinator, and coordinators for art, music and recreation activities.
We invite you to take advantage of this program and to inform other families you may know who would benefit. For more information, including the dates of upcoming respite care evenings, and/or to register, go to www.archkck.org/specialneeds or you may call Audrey Amor, our Respite Care Program Coordinator at 816.739.1197. She is a teacher so she may not answer during the day. Leave a message and she WILL call back. Audrey will fill out the registration form over the phone and visit with them about the specific needs of their child!!