Respite Program

Learn more about Little Friends Respite Program and the families it supports.

Little Friends’ newly added Respite Program offers caregivers time for rest and relief from challenges associated with raising a child with special needs. Our program offers multi-week sessions for children with special needs and their siblings featuring indoor and outdoor activities and socialization opportunities.

Each session is hosted by a lead instructor, paid staff members, Certified Nursing Assistant and community volunteers. All participants are guided to engage in structured activities, art projects, gross and fine motor play while encouraged to socialize. One to one aides are available as needed.  Financial Aid/scholarships available.

Located at Krejci Academy in Naperville, sessions are ongoing throughout the year.

Current Sessions:

Weekly Kids and Sibs: Thursday evenings 5:30-8:00 pm, Fall session runs 9/5-10/24 serving ages 5-12. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 per participant for each date. Siblings are free. Click here for more information about our Weekly Sessions

Saturday Mixed Ages: 3rd Saturday of each month (8/17, 9/21, 10/18, 11/16, 12/21) 9:00-11:30 am serving ages 3-17. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 per participant for each date. Siblings are free. Click here for more information about our Monthly Saturday program

Registration

Contact Becky Pundy at 630-204-0224 or bpundy@lilfriends.com for specific session information and new participant registration.

If you are a returning participant, you can complete recurring registration information here:

Volunteer

Big hearts needed to engage little minds and hold hands of special needs children and siblings age 5-12 Volunteers are needed to help supervise these planned activities during our Respite Program. You will gain experiential learning for your future career in education, nursing, physical therapy and beyond. You can earn service hours or build your college and career resume.  Choose one or multiple shifts. We are seeking high school and college students as well as adult volunteers on an ongoing basis.  Please click here for more information or contact Becky Pundy at 630-204-0224 or bpundy@lilfriends.com

Apply to become a Respite Volunteer! Follow the steps below:

Please download and send completed forms to bpundy@lilfriends.com





Respite Program


Location

Held at Krejci Academy

619 E. Franklin
Naperville, IL 60540
630.355.653

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