How has COVID-19 impacted respite?

Due to COVID-19, out-of-home respite is currently suspended in Franklin County. We understand the hardship this may cause. Boundless is working to make in-home respite available in the near future. 

What are respite services?
Respite services provide relief to eligible Franklin County and Wood County families who have adults or children with intellectual and developmental disabilities or behavioral health challenges living in their home.
What kind of respite services are available?

Franklin County options

  • In-Home: A trained Boundless service provider works in your family’s home.
  • Out-of-Home: Our twenty-four-hour out-of-home respite option is available at two separate locations — one serving children and a second serving adults eighteen years and older. Stays can vary from two hours to a maximum of two weeks at a time.
  • Extensions: Before-School Program: Offers the right mix of recreation activities and social interactions for your loved one to enjoy before school/day programs (Only at North East Living Skills Center).
  • Extensions: After-School Program: Provides support for your loved one after school/day program, offering recreational activities or a comfortable space to complete homework and relax (Only at North East Living Skills Center and West Central School).
  • Emergency Care Placement: Creates short-term housing solutions for adult individuals with developmental disabilities who are displaced from their home or need services on an emergency basis.

Wood County options

  • Out-of-Home: Our twenty-four-hour out-of-home respite option is available at three separate locations — one serving children in Rossford and two locations serving adults eighteen years and older in Portage and Perrysburg. Stays can vary from two hours to a maximum of two weeks at a time.
  • Emergency Care Placement: Creates short-term housing solutions for adult individuals with developmental disabilities who are displaced from their home or need services on an emergency basis.
How are these services accessed in Franklin County?
To use our respite services, individuals must be eligible and enrolled in the Boundless Family Support Program. After the Family Support Services Applications has been accepted, families may request specific services and be referred for enrollment. Some of these services have minimal fees based on family income.
How are these services accessed in Wood County?
To use our respite services, complete and submit the Wood County Respite Application. We will follow up with you to promptly to discuss next steps. 
What makes us stand out?

We are the only organization in Ohio with both CQL and CARF accreditation. Our commitment to love, excellence, respect, and well-being shines through in everything we do.

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Family Support Services Application

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Private Provider Application

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Family Support Services Invoice

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Family-Selected Private Respite Providers and the Adaptive Equipment Application