Respite care at Safehaven provides family and guardians, who provide 24/7 care for their child at home, some much-needed time to recharge and reconnect for a day, a weekend or a week while knowing their child is safe, well cared for and enjoying their time away.

Children are supported in state-of-the-art residences with trained and motivated staff and receive care tailored to suit their specific needs medically, physically and emotionally.

If possible, children can go to school during the day, and all children take part in recreation activities. Activities include music therapy, Snoezelen multi-sensory exploration, crafts, readings, outings to local attractions, summer time pool outings and more.

Our activities are designed to help stimulate all senses to improve mobilization, alertness, attention, concentration, communication skills and mental relaxation.

Children are given the opportunity to take part in community and recreational activities so that they can develop to the best of their abilities physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

We provide respite as follows:

In the Toronto Region:

  • Bloor / Dufferin Respite Facility (10 beds)
  • Etobicoke & North York locations when there is a residential vacancy

In the Central / Central East Region (serving the municipalities of York, Durham, Simcoe, Northumberland, Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton:

  • Woodbridge location when there is a residential vacancy
  • Aurora location when there is a residential vacancy