Respite Services for Caregivers

People with disabilities and often require extra attention at home. Respite Services helps families take a break from their daily routine while a qualified Respite Professional looks after your loved one.  It can be provided in-home or in a variety of out-of-home settings. Families often use this time to shop, run errands, schedule appointments, spend quality time with other family members, go out for the evening, or have private time alone.


The Arc of San Diego offers

  • Traditional In-Home Respite Care for all ages
  • "Fun Weekend" getaway or overnight at the Respite House for clients 18 years of age or older
  • Community Option Program for families/clients that receive In-Home Respite Services and are interested in community outings

Respite care is available 24/7; 365 days of the year throughout San Diego County. The Respite House is available Friday through Sunday.

In-Home Respite

This program supports and sustains the important work of families caring for loved ones with developmental and other disabilities through our respite program. Through these programs, The Arc helps maintain family stability and prevent or delay the need for out-of-home placement.


For more information, please contact Wendy Ramos at (619) 685-1175, ext. 1246 or via email.

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Weekend Overnight Care

The Arc of San Diego's Respite House is unique to San Diego as it is the only location that provides up to 48 consecutive hours of respite care services. During the family's extended "free" time, they can rest assured knowing their family member is well taken care of by professional staff and having fun with other program participants in a home environment.

Respite House provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities including: recreation, developing social skills, and promoting independence.

The purpose of Respite House is to provide safe, trained, out-of-home, overnight respite care services.

Private Pay Program

The Arc of San Diego also offers a Private Payment Program for those families who would like to purchase extra respite hours beyond those awarded by the San Diego Regional Center. This respite program is also available to families who do not receive Respite through the San Diego Regional Center, those who care for seniors, and to San Diego's military families.