The Charles Lea Center is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the South Carolina Department of Disabilities & Special Needs to organize a pilot Caregiver Relief Program. This program will fill a void for many families by providing respite services on weekdays and Saturdays.
“At Charles Lea we understand that caregivers need a break,” said Jerry Bernard, executive director of the Center. “With the introduction of this program it will allow families the chance to do the things they need with the assurance of knowing their loved one is being cared for in a most professional manner.”
Program participants in the Charles Lea Center’s Caregiver Relief Program must have a non-waiver status and be currently not enrolled in any type of DDSN Day Program or residential placement. The program began in March and plans to increase enrollment on a monthly basis.
The program operates weekdays from 3 – 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., a the Center. It is available for adults and children (ages 12 and up.) Children and adults are separated with appropriate activities planned for each.
For more information on this program contact Lois Durrah at (864) 562-2218 or email@example.com.
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