The mission of Respite Care of San Antonio is to protect, love, build trust, and nurture growth of children with special needs and complex medical conditions while strengthening the families caring for them.
The integrated services developed by Respite Care aid families and create a safe haven for children in crisis. The availability of these essential respites reduces the incidence of child abuse and neglectful environments. Full-time daycare is available, providing parents the opportunity to work or attend school. Part-time day/night out services are available in multiple venues throughout the city, offering parents a short break from caring for their child with special needs. Residential and foster care services provide care for children who have been removed from their home as a result of abuse and neglect. Through a partnership with CentroMed, a non-profit leader in the provision of healthcare services to special populations, a team of pediatric specialists provide onsite medical supports to children in the Developmental Daycare and Respite Care’s residential services, allowing the care of children with complex medical conditions.
Respite Care of San Antonio’s (RCSA) mission is to protect, love, build trust and nurture growth of children with special needs and complex medical conditions while strengthening the families caring for them. RCSA’s vision is for children with special needs and their families to be empowered to reach their maximum potential.
RCSA fulfills its mission by offering community and residential programs for children with medical and special needs, including 24/7 Residential Children's Homes, Community Respite, and Developmental Childcare Programs.
RCSA provides family support services and virtual sessions, including online parent support meetings, and monthly virtual parent and child playdate sessions.
These virtual gatherings help children with special needs and their families relieve stress, foster connections, and receive the support they need during times of crisis.
These two homes are the only emergency shelters licensed by the State of Texas and dedicated to the care of children with special needs.
While children may be privately placed to allow their family to attend to a crisis or enjoy a short respite from the demands of caring for their child, the majority of children placed within Respite Care’s residential service are those in state custody who have been removed from their home as a result of abuse and neglect.
Participating children are enrolled in local schools, participate in recreational and educational activities, and follow a routine identical to that of a child residing in a typical home. Field trips are planned so that participants may experience recreational activities comparable to those of their non-disabled peers.
Children with special needs, ages infant to 17 years
Family Day Out is offered at geographically diverse locations in the community.
This care for the child with special needs allows time for the non-disabled family members to spend quality time together. Often, this is the only time the other children in the family get special attention from their parents.
Children with special needs. Siblings are welcome.
Mother's Day Out is a childcare service on the west side of San Antonio.
Preschool-age children with disabilities and their non-disabled siblings within the same age group may participate.
The availability of Mother's Day Out service allows parents to pursue educational goals, obtain part-time employment, or have some time for themselves.
Parents of children with special needs.
Parents Night Out is offered on Friday evenings from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This program provides care for children with special needs and their siblings. Parents use this time to rest, pursue their own interests, or have a date night to reconnect with their significant other. This vital respite helps strengthen families and relationships.
Respite Developmental Daycare is a unique learning center, providing temporary care for children with special needs and their non-disabled siblings, creating an inclusive and comfortable learning environment.
Field trips are planned throughout the year so that children have the opportunities often only offered to their non-disabled peers.
Participating children may receive therapeutic supports while in care, reducing the rate of absenteeism for working parents.
Respite Developmental Daycare affords families the opportunity to secure employment or pursue educational goals. Care is provided to children with developmental disabilities and their non-disabled siblings.
Through a collaborative approach with CentroMed, on-site medical and nursing services are provided by a team of skilled pediatric specialists to children with complex medical diagnoses who require procedures such as G-tube feedings and nebulizer treatments.
Children with special needs, from 6 weeks to 6 years of age, and their siblings.
Enrollment of school-aged children is provided during scheduled school holidays and breaks.
All fees for Daycare services are on a sliding fee scale, based upon household income.
|Monday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM|