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RESPITE CARE

Our program gives families short-term relief from the continual care of their child with developmental disabilities. Families can use their respite in a variety of ways, including having time to:

  • Engage in leisure activities
  • Spend one-on-one with spouse or other family members
  • Run errands
  • Keep appointments
  • Relax

Respite Care Eligibility


All referrals to the Respite Unit come directly from the San Diego Regional Center. Regional Center service coordinators decide whether you qualify for respite and how many care hours per quarter you will receive.

Respite Care Options

In-Home Respite Care
Out-of-Home Respite Care
Care provided in the child's home by YMCA staff.

Qualifications include:
Current CPR and First Aid certification
Clear a criminal background screening
Experience working with children

Care provided outside of the child's home in a licensed child care facility.

Licensed Child Care Center
Licensed Family Child Care Home



Respite Unit