The Arc of Cumberland County offers respite programs for the caregivers of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The intent of these services is the same as those for caregivers of children with intellectual/developmental disabilities – to give the family member or guardian an occasional break from their demanding caregiving routine.
In Home Respite
service is another of our traditional respite services in which our trained and State of New Jersey certified staff provide these services at the consumer’s home, working on goals established by the caregiver and our agency representatives. As always, our staff will create a safe and nurturing environment for the consumer during each visit.
Also known as the Saturday Drop Off Program, we offer this service at our Evanoff Center in Vineland on Saturdays throughout the year from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Our agency staff create a variety of activity stations inside the Evanoff Center that range from computer games, traditional board games, music activities, arts and crafts projects, a fully stocked amusement arcade, and more. On seasonal days, outdoor activities in our playground, pavilion, and outdoor court areas are also available. This is a self-directed service with the consumer choosing their specific activity of interest and their level of participation. Our Arc of Cumberland County trained staff are available at a ratio of no more than 4 consumers to 1 staff person to assist each consumer during the daily session, as needed.
These programs are coordinated by The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (NJDDD) through their Supports Program. Click here to visit the NJDDD webpage for information about eligibility and the process of applying for their services. Their toll free number is (800) 832-9173.