Are You IN?

Families who have children with disabilities often face additional challenges and stress in their lives.  Family Respite Services provides a range of support in Windsor-Essex.  The out-of-home respite support provided at our “Weekend with Friends” program is a very important part of our agency’s services.  The community has risen to the challenge to provide donations, enabling us to build a new respite home.  We are happy that the Solcz Family Foundation Respite Home was formally opened on July 4, 2022.  We are so thankful to the Solcz Family Foundation and the many donors that made this home a reality.

We continue to raise funds to assist us with other important initiatives.  Community donations enable us to assist families with direct help in their homes and neighborhoods, help support children to participate in community settings such as local recreation centers and purchase specialized equipment. We are also working on developing other exciting ways to help families with a new initiative called “Respitality” (Respite+Hospitality).


Thank you to our generous community donors.

If you are in connect with Alexandria Fischer by phone 519-972-9688 x156 or via email

Alex has been participating in the Weekend with Friends program for 6 years. WWF has been a blessing for my family because son made friends, has the chance to participate in community activities and has a second place he can call home. It would mean the world to Alex and his friends if this program continues with a new home.

- Proud Mother of Alex 

Thank you to those who are IN to make the Solcz Family Foundation Respite Home a reality…

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Children Champions who are IN!


  • Solcz Family Foundation


  • The Toldo Family Foundation

$75,000 - $99,999

  • New World Park Solutions
  • We Care for Kids
  • Poirier Electric

$50,000 - $74,999

  • Meloche Windows
  • The Enns Family and The O’Neil Family

$25,000 - $49,999

  • Abraham Luxury Homes
  • Anne Safranyos
  • Canadian Slovak Villa of Windsor Incorporated
  • David & Magdalena Dean
  • In memory of Mary-Ellen Byczynski
  • Quinn Roofing
  • Sam Abraham Construction
  • St. Clair College Alumni Association
  • The Charles and Ethel Cohen Family Foundation

$5,000 - $24,999

  • AMC PanelWorx
  • Anonymous Donors
  • Authentic Landscape Design
  • Bluewater Pools, Spas, Patio Furniture and Decor
  • Chandisherry Foundation
  • Copper Tree Financial
  • Dianne Keillor
  • Dry Parlour Inc.
  • Dr. Tom Elsdon and Mary Dagenais
  • EMCO Windsor
  • EverJonge Homes
  • Executive of District 7, Windsor-Essex RTOERO (Retired Teachers of Ontario/Enseignantes et Enseignants retraites de l’Ontario)
  • Facca Inc.
  • Families First
  • Inspiration 100 Windsor Essex Community Foundation
  • Home Hardware Tecumseh East, Windsor, Leamington & Wheatley
  • Jack Larmond, JWL Benefits
  • Joe Ciaravino Antonino's Original Pizza
  • KAP Fences and Decks
  • LK Metal Products
  • Mark Jones, PlayWorld Solutions
  • Martin’s Masonry Restorations
  • Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
  • Ontario Realtors Care Foundation
  • Ontario Scarlet and Noble Ladies
  • Order of Alhambra Caravan #230
  • Patene Building Centre
  • Ronna Warsh, Ronna Hope Warsh Leadership Coaching and Consulting
  • Roth Mosey Golf Tournament
  • Super Siding
  • Target Building Supply
  • Tepperman's
  • The Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach
  • Troup Group
  • Williams Food Equipment
  • Windsor Essex Community Foundation Berl Fund
  • Windsor Essex Community Foundation Class Action Fund
  • WFCU Credit Union
  • Windsor Real Estate Board
  • Xperience Home Health Care

$1000 - $4,999

  • AP Painting
  • Arlene's Healthy Heels
  • Aspire Laser Skin Treatment
  • Barbara Griffin
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Bowling for Andrew Gerbrandt
  • BVogue Boutique
  • Chris Burnand, Direct Electric Services
  • Comprehensive Benefit Solutions Ltd.
  • Dor-Co Garage Doors
  • Essex Terminal Railway Company
  • Forest Glade Fireplaces
  • Graybar Canada
  • Greg Mosey
  • Greg and Elisabeth Rocheleau
  • Hallie Ganderton
  • Henderson Oliver Sales Ltd
  • Hubbell Canada
  • Hub 9 & Dine Golf Tournament (Hub International)
  • Joanne Brown
  • Kin Wong
  • Linda’s Fashions
  • Manz Decor
  • Nelson Cheng
  • Oscar Construction
  • Pat and Cathy Shanahan
  • Ross Mitton
  • Royal LePage Binder Real Estate
  • Schneider Electric
  • Security One
  • Spirit of Mount Carmel Ladies Auxiliary
  • Sprint Construction
  • Susan Hess and Family
  • Syles Mechanical
  • Terry and Ellen Fink
  • The Flower Shop
  • Tree of Canada
  • Turn N Burn Speed Show
  • Uniquely Yours Bed and Bath
  • Windsor Heavy Construction Association
  • Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada

Thanks to the hundreds of individuals who have generously donated to the I’m IN Capital Campaign.