What is respite?

Respite is temporary care for adults and children with disabilities aimed at relieving stress to families. Respite services may be provided for vacation, rest, errands, family crisis or emergency.


Am I eligible for services?

In order to be eligible for respite services, individuals must be determined to have a developmental disability.

Note: Individuals that are already receiving funds from HBSS are not eligible for respite.


Who provides respite services available in my area?

Malcolm Eaton Enterprises coordinates respite services in Stephenson County.

If you live in another county, click here for providers in other areas.


How can I find out more about respite?

For more information about respite services available through Malcolm Eaton Enterprises, please contact us:

Sue Stanforth
Respite Coordinator
Phone: (815) 235-7181 x116

Note: Funding for this program may be limited. Additional eligibility requirements may apply

Additional Resources

Illinois Department of Human Services, Home Services Program

Developmental Disabilities Program Manual