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Welcome to the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

Respite Care Services

Need a Break?

Respite care is short-term care that allows parents/guardians of children (ages 6 to 17) with a behavioral health diagnosis to take a break from the daily routine and stress of caregiving.

Sign up for Respite

Program Guidelines for additional details

Saturday Afternoon Respite at the Boys & Girls Club

Nicetown Philadelphia:
Shane Victorino Boys & Girls Club (4001 N. Clarissa St. Philadelphia 19140)

Mini Grants Program

Choose a trusted friend or relative to provide respite services for your child. Use up to three mini grants per child for up to $300 each.

Winter and Spring Break

Several Boys & Girls Club locations around Philadelphia are available to provide respite services during winter and spring breaks (five days maximum).