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Respite Care


The families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are often under a great deal of stress – physical, emotional and economic.  Sometimes they want a break in order to do errands, attend a special event, have time for themselves or need respite services for an overnight or a weekend trip.  The Arc of Howard County’s Respite Care house provides a safe, fun and comfortable place for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities while their families are away.

The Respite Care house provides care for as little as a couple of hours or longer periods of time such as overnights, weekends and vacations.  Respite care can also be provided during school breaks and for special requests.

  • Ages served are toddlers to aging adults
  • Costs are based on a sliding scale fee and private rate (see rates below)
  • Special activities planned throughout  the year
  • Ladies Night Out – a popular event for registered young ladies

For more information, contact Ebony Crowell at (410) 730-0638 x224 or To apply for Respite Services, please complete the application below and email it back to Ebony Crowell.

Respite Care Application

Respite Care Rates

Everyone deserves to live the fullest life they can. Of all the board’s achievements, that’s the one that makes me proudest.”

— Robert Vigorito, Former Board Member, The Arc of Howard County