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About Respite Connections, Inc.

Respite Connections, Inc. mission statement. 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.

Respite Connections, Inc. (RCI) was established in 1999 to provide respite care services to children at risk of abuse and neglect and youth with severe behavioral issues.  The mission of Respite Connections was to provide quality respite services in order to prevent abuse, neglect and out of home placement.  The agency was established through grants made possible by Nationwide Foundation, Columbus Foundation, O’Neil Foundation, Harry C. Moore Foundation and the Columbus Youth Foundat

ion.  Respite Connections services were paid for primarily by local agencies such as Franklin County Children Services, Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Franklin County Mental Health agencies and many other agencies, along with surrounding county agencies.

Over the years, RCI expanded our vision and services to provide a continuum of community-based services to individuals with special needs to enhance their quality of life, assist in meeting their fullest potential and to enable the development of healthy relationships.

Respite Connections, Inc. 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. 

RCI specializes in serving the Deaf community.  

With the support of great staff, our community and our Board of Directors, our agency continues to fulfill our mission and provide quality services to members of our central Ohio community.

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