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Respite Services

Temporary Relief for Families

MORC’s respite program provides intermittent, short-term, hourly, or overnight relief for families taking care of an individual with a developmental disability. The program offers a variety of care options for individuals with a developmental disability allowing family members to go out for the evening, take a vacation, take care of other needs, or simply take a break.

Who is eligible?

Families of children and adults with developmental disabilities who are currently living with their parent(s) or guardian in Oakland County, Michigan.

What types of respite services are available?

  • Home Respite: A relative or friend chosen by the individual with a developmental disability and his or her parent(s) or guardian provides care.
  • Residential Respite: Short-term stay at a licensed, residential respite home.
  • Recreational Respite: Enrollment in some camp programs or in recreation programs provided through contracted Oakland County schools for people with developmental disabilities up to age 26.
  • Shared Parenting: Natural families recruit one or two other families to share the caretaking role.

 How Much Does It Cost?

Payment for respite services depends upon the family’s ability to pay. No one is denied service based on lack of financial resources.

For more information about MORC Respite Services, please call toll free at (248) 276-8020.

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About MORC’s Residential Respite Homes

While a guest at a MORC licensed, residential respite home, an individual with a developmental disability receives 24 hour supervision and is in the care of well-trained, attentive and compassionate staff. All of these home environments are barrier free and allow for respite services to be provided in a comfortable, safe and family oriented setting.

MORC’s residential respite homes are operated by Judson Center and Macomb Residential Opportunities. These are private, non-profit agencies licensed by the State of Michigan. Each agency is responsible for maintaining 24 hour staff supervision at the home under its care. Staff that work in the homes are carefully screened and trained by the respective agency and MORC. Staff training is ongoing and specific to their role as respite providers for people with developmental disabilities.

Lahser Respite Home

Located in Beverly Hills, Michigan, this home is licensed to provide residential respite care to six children with developmental disabilities, including those with physical challenges, who are between 5 and 18 years old.

Hickory Grove Respite Home

Located in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, this home is licensed to provide residential respite care to six adults with developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age and older. It is run by Macomb Residential Opportunities.