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Organization: Durham Association For Family Respite Services  
Phone Numbers: 905-436-2500
Toll-Free: 1-800-500-2850
Fax: 905-436-3587
850 King St W, Suite 20
Oshawa, ON
L1J 8N5
Intersection: Thornton Road and Hwy 2
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Executives: Janet Klees - Executive Director
905-436-2500 ext 2324 *
Public Contacts: Heather Minors - Family Support Coordinator
905-436-2500 ext 2314 *
Service Description: DAFRS works in partnership with families with a member who has an intellectual disability or a child with a physical disability * provides short term family respite.
  • The facilitation team provides support and planning to children with physical and developmental disabilities.
  • Provides education to raise public awareness of the needs and capabilities of people with developmental disabilities
  • Provides programs to support family leadership through networking and development of family groups 
  • Adults wanting long-term, ongoing facilitation support must apply through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO). 

Fees: There is a fee for some services. Call organization for current fee schedule
Fee Reduction: Clients may apply for financial assistance. Contact office for details
Application: Adults - vacancies assigned by Developmental Services Ontario. Children - no wait list.
Eligibility / Target Population: Adults with a developmental disability, children with a physical or developmental disability. Adults must apply through Developmental Services Ontario
Languages: English
Area Served:
Durham Region  
See Also: Children and Youth with Disabilities
Respite Care for Children

This information was last completely updated on August 16, 2018

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