Parents Night Out Offering Free Monthly Respite Care this Fall

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Starting on September 15, Parents Night Out will be resuming for the fall season and, thanks to Partnership for Children of Essex and Essex County Community Resource Development Funds, the respite care for children and teens will be provided free of charge for families.

Activities will be based at Studio Arc in Fairfield and run from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants can pay $5 for pizza and drinks or bring their own dinner.

Space is limited and registration is required. Three-to-one coverage is provided for all participants, including siblings. One-to-one coverage may be provided upon request; call to discuss possible additional fees.

After September, upcoming fall dates for Parents Nights Out include October 20, November 17, and December 15.

Parents’ Night Out events provide children and teens with an entertaining few hours while Arc parents can enjoy an evening to themselves, knowing their loved ones are safely enjoying activities with their peers. To learn more or to register, contact Assistant Director of Children and Family Services Toshonda Johnson-Hall at 973-535-1181 ext. 1275 or