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In-Home Respite

The Envision Unlimited Community Living Program provides a variety of residential living arrangements and supports to adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Services are individualized and person-centered. The intent is to assist each individual to live in the community in a setting most aligned with his/her preferences and those of his/her guardian. 

The Envision Unlimited In-Home Respite Program is prioritized for individuals who are not receiving any other funded service and who are on the PUNS wait list.

Q: What is In-Home Respite?

In-home respite is essentially the opportunity for families to have temporary relief from their caregiving roles, thus reducing stress within the family. It provides families with a trained individual who comes into the home to spend time with their family member with a disability. It allows families to engage in necessary daily activities, thus decreasing their feelings of isolation. It provides families with rest and relaxation opportunities. It improves a family’s ability to cope with the daily responsibilities of caring for a family member with IDD, and it assists the parent or guardian, if requested, with teaching skills to support their family member.

Q: Who is eligible?

Any person with a diagnosed developmental disability who may not be left unattended for a period of time may eligible. 

Q: How many hours per week/month is respite available?

Families generally are eligible to receive up to 180 hours of respite services per year. They may use the hours monthly as they choose and schedule respite services directly with their respite worker. 

Q: Is there an application process?

To schedule an in-person appointment to discuss eligibility and complete all necessary paperwork, contact our Respite Coordinator at 773.899.6177 or respiteinfo@envisionunlimited.org.

Q: Where are respite services available?

We currently serve these counties: Adams, Brown, Champaign, Cook, DeWitt, Fulton, Knox, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Mason, McLean, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Pike, Sangamon, Scott, and Tazewell. 

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