In our experience we have found that it is important to strike a balance between personal time and time spent caring for others. For those caring for an adult or child with mental health challenges, respite care is a safe and sensible way to take a break from the pressure and stress of your daily care routine.

Respite Services will provide a temporary home for your loved one, with a qualified Access Services Host Family, capable of meeting all of his or her personal mental health needs. If you require short-term respite care for children and elderly from your caretaker routine, we also offer Hourly Respite. Access Services will send a trained respite services caregiver for an adult or child with mental health challenges or a similarly situated peer partner to look after your loved one for short intervals in your community.

Counties Served: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill

Fill out the Host Family Inquiry Form.


Access Services’ Provider Recruitment team is taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of our valued providers. Precautions include temperature checks, gloves, masks, and limited face to face meetings with multiple options to meet virtually or over the phone.

Upcoming Info Sessions

These free virtual info sessions will help you understand the process and commitment to become a Lifesharing or Foster Care Provider. Register for one of the sessions using the buttons below.

Lifesharing Info Sessions

February 15th at 6:30PMFebruary 16th at 9:00AM

Foster Care Info Sessions

February 23rd at 9:00AMFebruary 26th at 6:30PM

Review our most Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information about our Respite Services, download a brochure or call the Access Services office location closest to you. 

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