Ages Served: All
Schedule: Determined by Families and Providers

In-Home Respite was designed to provide families with a temporary break from the day-to-day care of their loved one with a developmental disability.
In-Home Respite reimburses families for wages they pay to their respite providers. Respite providers are independent contractors to the families. They are not employees of Community Living, Inc.

Family members are responsible for all hiring, firing, training and supervision of the respite provider. Specific hours, tasks and duties assigned to the respite provider are determined by the family members who direct all aspects of care.

care provider doing a puzzle with a child

Admission Criteria

• Resides in St. Charles County
• Diagnosis of a developmental disability
• Referral from a DMH or DDRB Case Manager; or F.A.C.T Parent Support Partner
• Must have a Department of Mental Health (DMH) ID number
• Have the ability to access funding

Become a Provider

If you are thinking about becoming an In-Home Respite Provider (which are independent contractors to the families), the first question you must ask yourself is: Do I want to be a public provider or a private provider?

Public Providers:

Public providers agree to put their name and phone number on the In-Home Respite Public Provider List. Only Community Living In-Home Respite families have access to this information. The families will then call individuals on our public list and conduct a phone interview if they are seeking someone to provide respite to their loved one. Public providers can provide respite to as few or as many families as they would like.

Private Providers:

Private providers will work exclusively for certain families they choose. Typically, families have personally reached out to other family members or friends to be a private provider for their loved one. Private providers can either work with only one family in particular or many families. Private provider’s information will not be shared on our public provider list.

Instructions for Registration:

  1. Please have the potential provider complete the In-Home Respite Provider Agreement Page (2023) and the FCSR Worker Registration Form (2023).
  2. Please send the completed In-Home Respite Provider Agreement Page and the FCSR Worker Registration Form to Community Living, Inc.’s In-Home Respite management team at along with a copy of the potential provider’s social security card.
  3. Once the background check has been processed,  you will receive an email from the Family Care Safety Registry with your results. If your results state “No finding reported in the background screening,” you are approved as a provider for In-Home Respite. If it states something else, please contact us at (636)614-1338.

“In-Home Respite gives me a much-needed, guilt-free break.”

In-Home Respite Parent

I’m Interested!

Interested in learning more about In-Home Respite? Tell us more about the potential participant:

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