Contact Information
Office Phone 250.861.7610
Fax 250.861.7594
E-Mail mcf.childrenyouthspecialneeds@gov.bc.ca
Website www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/healthy-women-children/child-behaviour-development/special-needs
Additional Info www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/youth-and-family-services/special-needs-supports-for-families
Primary Contact Denise Dawson, Team Leader, Okanagan Service Delivery Area; Phone: 778.214.4499; Email: denise.dawson@gov.bc.ca
Primary Executive Cheryl Beauchamp, Director of Operations - Central Okanagan; Phone: 250.863.6834
Description & Services
Service Details - Provides funding to purchase respite care for eligible children, either in their home or at another location 
- Families may choose the type of respite services that best suit their needs 
- The program does not cover respite services provided by a parent of the child 
- Benefits are typically $2,400 - $2,800 per year, depending on family income 
- In some cases, benefits may be enhanced to meet extraordinary need 
- Respite funding may not be available immediately 
- Families may be waitlisted for benefits
Hours Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
 
To be eligible for the At Home Program, a child must be:  
- age 18 years or younger for Respite Benefits; 17 years or younger for Medical Benefits 
- a resident of BC 
- enrolled with BC Medical Services Plan 
- living at home with a parent or guardian 
- assessed as dependent in at least three of the four activities of daily living: eating, dressing, toileting and washing
How to Apply - Parents make a written agreement with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and may choose to receive benefits through a direct monthly payment, or to be reimbursed for respite expenses 
- Parents are responsible for arranging for respite care, paying caregivers, managing their respite budget and providing a record of respite expenditures
Location
Address & Map
1340 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC
Canada V1Y 9R9
Located In Community British Columbia
Major Intersection Ellis St and Queensway Ave
Other Details
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Print Material Visit our publications page at: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs/publications.htm