Emergency Respite Services The Edinburg Center

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Contact Information

The Edinburg Center
Contact: Lynn Bishop, Vice President of Developmental Disabilities Services
Email Address: lbishop@edinburgcenter.org
Phone: 781-761-5112

1040 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Emergency Respite Services


Emergency respite services are provided for persons with developmental disabilities who are unable to remain in their current living situation, are homeless or need to be removed from their home in order to protect their personal safety. The program provides a safe and stable temporary residence for an individual to receive an array of supports. The goal of the service is the transition of the individual to a permanent safe and suitable living arrangement.

This program provides coordination and linkage to clinical supports, medication appointments or other necessary medical or habilitative service needs; planning and coordinating a move to a more permanent living arrangement; assistance with personal care, activities of daily living, leisure and vocational activities; transportation; and medication and behavioral management.

Referrals for Developmental Disabilities Emergency Respite Services are made through the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Respite

Populations Served

  • Behavior Disorder
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: DDS