Ministry of Children and Family Development

Children and Youth With Support Needs, The At Home Program

Record #: KNA0699
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021
Last Full Update: 14 Jul 2021

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
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


Address & Map
1340 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC
Canada V1Y 9R9
Located In Community British Columbia

Other Details

Languages English ; Interpretive Services