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What Is Respite Care?

Respite Care is the temporary care of an individual with special needs in order to provide support to the family unit.





Benefits of Adult Day Services help improve:

• Life skills
• Social skills
• Self-esteem
• Sign language
• Vocational skills
• Job skills











Summer Camp

• Mid-June - Early Aug.
• 8 weeks
• 8:30am–3:30pm M–F

Program includes:
Transportation, snacks, recreation, art and more activities.

Ask about potential funding resources available for your child.













Counseling Services.

Social work is a service provided through the home and community based wavers.















Photos of Respite Connections' clients and staff

Welcome to
Respite Connections, Inc.

Serving Franklin and surrounding counties since 1999, Respite Connections, Inc. is a 501C-3 not-for-profit agency.

Respite Connections, Inc. is certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to provide an array of support services.

Respite Connections, Inc. provides a continuum of support services including:

Community and Weekend Respite Care

Experts on Respite Care.

Respite Connections, Inc. (RCI) lends a caring hand for specialized needs, not only for the individuals but for the entire family.

This temporary relief for caregivers provides the foundation for support that is critical to family stability and growth.

RCI also helps individuals at risk for abuse and neglect. RCI provides education and fun to its services in a professional, supportive and friendly manner.

It is RCI's goal to assist all clients and their families with living a life to their greatest potential.

Adult Day Services

Individual and group programs
help individuals reach their full potential.

All staff are fluent in American Sign Language.

We provide social, recreational, vocational and habilitation activities for adults with severe mental health, behavioral and developmental disabilities, both hearing and Deaf.

Services are provided in our newly renovated Strawberry Farms location and our 3300 Refugee Rd. location.
Monday–Saturday: 8am–4pm

Supportive Living

Supportive living means individualized care and support for successful community living. RCI provides support services to hearing and Deaf individuals with developmental disabilities as well as individuals with a dual diagnosis to live happy, healthy and productive lives in their own homes and chosen communities.

Kid's Kamp

We are proud to offer a
therapeutic day camp to our special needs youth!

Kid's Kamp is a very structured program that helps develop individual's skills in a fun and active environment.

Individuals who attend this program are encouraged to participate in all kinds of activities that promote teamwork and much more all while maintaining a positive and healthy environment.

The Kid's Kamp schedule is for both indoor and outdoor activities. These activities are designed to foster physical strength, balance and agility based on the abilities of the attendees.

We do the following:

Our main goal is to have an EXCELLENT summer, full of fun!

RCI takes great pride in our Kid's Kamp program. By helping boost self-esteem and confidence, this seasonal program impacts individuals for a lifetime.

CLICK HERE to download our 2016 application!

For more information please call
Krystle Isaacs, Kid's Kamp Director, at 614-890-4357.

Counseling Services

Individualized counseling to assist
individuals to live happy and satisfying lives.

RCI provides individualized counseling for adults with a license social worker who is fluent in sign language.

Goals and objectives for counseling are developed by individuals and promote healthy means of interacting and dealing with daily challenges.

Supported Employment Services

Hiring individuals with disabilities is good business.

RCI is a supported employment provider, a partner with the Employment First Initiative and a recipient of a Community Development Block Grant through HUD to develop community employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

RCI assists with the sourcing, hiring, training and coaching qualified individuals for community employment.

RCI also supports businesses in making accessibility and job accommodations for employees who are disabled.

Partnering with Bosco Center.

For more information contact Debra Coy, Employment Specialist at (614) 890-4412.


MISSION: Our mission is to provide a continuum of therapeutic and wellness oriented services to individuals of all ages in order to assist them in achieving their individual goals and reaching their fullest potential.

VISION: Our vision embraces a community where all individuals are given the resources and opportunities necessary to assist them in living their lives to their greatest potential, while minimizing any risk of abuse, neglect or their placement into a more restricted environment.


  1. Provide therapeutic, well structured and educational support services to the individuals.
  2. Provide professional, well trained and culturally sensitive staff and direct support providers.
  3. Provide a client friendly, strengths based approach to working with individuals in order to meet their specific needs.

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