Covid-19 Wage Enhancement

Covid-19 WageThe Government of Ontario is providing a temporary wage enhancement for direct support workers who care for vulnerable people of all ages, including children and youth, in residential, community and home settings.

Can you help make life a bit “BRIGHTER” for children with disabilities in Windsor/Essex County?

Family Respite Services works with 1200 families caring for children with disabilities. Families rely on respite programs so that children with Autism, Down Syndrome, other Developmental Disabilities, Children with Medical Health Challenges, Children with Physical Disabilities and Children with Mental Health Disorders can engage in meaningful activities.

Services at FRS Under Gray Zone

We take the health and safety of the families and children that we serve and the staff who work for FRS very seriously.  As our community has moved into the Gray Zone/lockdown designation related to Covid-19, we will observe all safety protocols that have been recommended or mandated by the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and our local Health Unit.

Covid-19 Information

Family Respite Services supports during Covid-19 Emergency Response

The support for families through FRS is an essential service in our community. We continue to be there for you. Our Family Coordinators are working most of the time from their home with scheduled office days. The best way for families and Direct Support Providers to contact Family Coordinators is through their email, but they will also be receiving their voice mail and return your call. Our office is open for essential visits only. Our Family Coordinators are not doing home visits at this time.