Respite Community Habilitation Programs

Building Blocks for Life


Flexible Scheduling

Services can be scheduled to help parents and/or caregivers attend to personal needs or the needs of other family members.

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At Home or in the Community

CARES Respite Staff will care for your child in your home or at our site based setting in the community, during the week, on weekends, or on school holidays. Eligible individuals may join our Overnight respite on select school holidays.

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Holiday Program

The CARES Holiday Respite program takes place during school holiday breaks and throughout the summer at our Brooklyn center-based location. Holiday Respite runs anywhere from 1 day to 1 week depending on the time of year! Our Holiday Respite program enjoys working on arts & crafts projects, music and movement, movies, board games, and circle time. In addition, our Holiday Respite program enjoys community-based trips to create unforgettable and meaningful experiences all together!!


Overnight Program

The CARES upstate program held in Monticello, New York runs throughout the year and provides individuals with a wonderful experience outside of the city to relax and work on enhancing their daily living skills. Our Upstate program has a beautiful pool (used in the summer months), a basketball court, swing sets, outdoor games, and more! Our program is designed to work on teaching daily living skills; such as, cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, and more! During the program, individuals have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, various indoor and outdoor games, exercise (yoga/dance), interactive games, and much more!!! Our upstate program creates amazing memories to have for a lifetime!!).

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For more information about our services or eligibility criteria, please contact: James Zhuang at (212) 420-1970 ext. 127 or by email