Respite Care of San Antonio was founded by families caring for a child with special needs who not only recognized, but experienced the demands placed on parents working to meet their child’s needs. Since inception, multiple site-based and residential supports have been developed to provide temporary care for children with special needs, offering parents a break to spend time within their marriage, with other children within the family unit and for themselves.
The preventive measures developed by Respite Care of San Antonio continue to validate the need for temporary services for families caring for a child with special needs. To further expand services, in 1997 Respite Care became licensed to provide residential care for children with developmental disabilities and/or complex medical diagnoses who have been taken into protective custody. RCSA’s residential services demonstrate how stability, nurturing and love can impact a child’s life, especially those who are victims of abuse or neglect.