A “Spooktacular” Time for Children’s Respite

Seven children standing together in their Halloween costumes.

Children and teens attending the Saturday Children’s Respite program marked Halloween with a special celebration on October 28. Attendees wore their Halloween costumes, painted pumpkins during arts and crafts time, participated in Zumba exercises, and danced to spooky music together to prepare for the holiday.

The Children’s Saturday Respite Program is a community-based program for children ages 5 to 21. The program participates in both community-based and in-center activities including visits to parks, festivals, cooking, arts and crafts, and more. The in-center location is based out of Maplewood. To learn more, visit our Children’s Respite page or contact Assistant Director of Children and Family Services Toshonda Johnson-Hall at 973-535-1181 ext. 1275 or tjohnson-hall@arcessex.org.