Agency Hired Respite

The Agency Hired Respite Program is designed to provide assistance to families with some of the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for an individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. Taking into account the participant's unique personal needs and schedule, a respite worker is hired and trained by The Arc of Essex County to provide opportunities for the participant to achieve personal goals. This staff can work with the participant within the home or can take the consumer into the community for social and recreational experiences.