Respite Care celebrates 27th anniversary with luncheon

RespiteCare_colorChildren with special needs, as well as the families who love and care for them, deserve compassion, understanding, and support. Children who suffer injury and abuse deserve a calm, nurturing, and stable place to heal and hope. Respite Care of San Antonio provides care for children with special needs, some of whom have suffered abuse and injury. At Respite Care we open our arms wide in love and compassion for the children who need us most.

Founded over 26 years ago by families caring for a child with special needs and recognizing the demands placed on parents working to meet their child’s needs, these families created what is now known as Respite Care of San Antonio.  Since inception, a diverse cadre of supports has been developed to provide temporary care for children with special needs to give families a break to spend time within their marriage, with other children within the family unit and for themselves.  Sixteen years ago, with the opening of the Davidson Respite House, the agency began providing full time, overnight care for children who are victims of abuse or neglect from throughout the state and living within the state’s protective custody orders.  Respite Care’s emergency shelter program remains the only licensed service of its kind in the state of Texas.

To commemorate the unique services this entity provides, Respite Care’s 27th Anniversary Luncheon will be held Thursday, November 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Historic Pearl Stables.  This event will honor Charline McCombs and feature guest speaker John Foppe, who will share the story of his success, despite the many obstacles he was forced to overcome.

To learn more about Respite Care or to purchase sponsorship and tickets to this very special celebration, visit