Ages Served: 6-21
Schedule: Weekends Only

The Respite Center is a weekend respite facility located in O’Fallon, MO for individuals with developmental disabilities who display significant behavioral challenges. The children, during their stay, will have the opportunity to enjoy an interactive, exciting, and safe environment in a fun-loving atmosphere.

The Respite Center has the capacity to serve five children, ages 6-21, each weekend. Individuals that attend the program have their own private bedroom and a Jack and Jill-style bathroom. We provide 1:1 support during awake hours, and two staff overnight. Home-cooked family-style meals are served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Admission Criteria

• Are between the ages of 6 and 21 (participants are able to attend programming until the day prior to their 22nd birthday)
• Have a diagnosis of a developmental disability
• Have significant behavioral, emotional, or mental illness challenges or are dually diagnosed
• Have either a DMH or DDRB case manager or are in Information Coordination and have a DMH ID number
• Exhibit behavior consistent with available resources including staff’s ability to manage the behavior
• Are free from severe maladaptive behaviors that are dangerous to self or others and/or infringe upon the rights of self or others
• Do not require skilled nursing care (injections, tube feeding, etc.)
• Complete an admissions packet and intake interview
• Children who have attempted suicide will not be accepted


Field trips are planned on Saturdays and Sundays to various locations around St. Charles and St. Louis counties. There are also on-site activities including access to the facility’s multi-purpose room, fitness room, sensory room, arts and crafts room, and playground.

“It’s given our son the opportunity to socialize with age-appropriate peers and staff who take an interest in his unique interests. He is always excited to spend time with his Community Living Family!”

Respite Center Family

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