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Devereux Respite Program (Serving Phoenix and Tucson Areas)

Respite Overview (Facility and Family Based Respite)

The goal of Respite is to provide a period of rest for the client and his/her primary caregivers in a safe, structured environment either in one of our Respite Homes or in a Respite Provider’s home. Respite, when used appropriately, can reduce the need for more intensive services and help preserve the family.    

The needs of each child are evaluated in determining the optimal Respite environment for a child to thrive.  Children younger than four are automatically placed with a Devereux Respite Provider.  

Who qualifies for Respite?

Children who are living in a home-setting (biological, foster or adoptive family) and receiving behavioral health services from a community provider may be eligible for respite services.

Admission Criteria

  • Children ages 4 - 17 (0-17 Family based)
  • Willing to comply with rules and requirements of the program
  • Not a danger to self or others
  • Currently receiving Behavioral Health Services and Respite Care is identified as a need in child’s service plan 

Respite Activities

Devereux Respite provides a multitude of activities both in our facility and in the community.  Respite activities may include: festivals, parades, sporting events, gardening, basketball, video games, board games, movies, arts & crafts and more. 

Advantages of Respite

  • Provides a break for families in  stressful situations
  • Provides a period of relief for caregivers
  • Structured, nurturing environment
  • Peer interaction and socialization
  • Participation in community activities
  • Familiarization with structured environment
  • Self-esteem & confidence building

Have questions or need more information? 

Use our online form or:

Phoenix Area Respite
Phone:  (480) 634-2028
Email: AZRespite@devereux.org 

Tucson Area Respite
Phone:  (520) 576-5599
Email:  TucsonRespiteReferrals@devereux.org