The CYC in collaborative partnership with Luzerne County Mental Health and Developmental Services (LCMHDS), and the LCMHDS System of Care, operates a Planned Respite Program for children ages 5 – 13, with an emphasis on those who are actively receiving mental health services.  The program provides care to families in Luzerne/Wyoming Counties who do not have resources or natural supports to assist in caring for a child.  The Planned Respite Program will provide a temporary relief for parents or caregivers giving them the ability to relieve stress, restore energy and look after their own well-being.

During respite the child can expect to relax and enjoy child centered activities in a well supervised setting.  The children will participate in regular CYC age-appropriate programming along with other CYC participants.  Activities are held in CYC childcare classrooms, gymnasiums, relaxation center, playgrounds, outdoor park, and swimming pool.  Educational and social programs will be all inclusive with respite participants.  Children will be incorporated into our existing school age childcare program.  Meals are provided each day. Breakfast, afternoon snack and dinner will be provided to all participants.

Planned Respite Program Brochure 2021