HALO Swim and Sing Respite Program Jewish Family & Children's Service

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Contact Information

Jewish Family & Children's Service
Contact: Melissa Demir, Social Worker and Family Support Specialist
Email Address: info@jfcsboston.org
Phone: 781-647-5327

1430 Main Street Waltham, MA 02451-1623
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location HALO Swim and Sing Respite Program


A 3-hour social and respite program that offers music therapy and recreational swim for children and young adults with moderate to severe neurological and physical disabilities. This structured program provides regular opportunities for participants to be integrated and interact with members of their community as well as form friendships with the other participants.

The HALO Foundation generously provides funding for Sunday Swim & Sing, substantially subsidizing the program cost for participants. HALO is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children with neurological disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, etc. At this time, a sole diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other non-neurological diagnoses do not qualify for this respite opportunity.

Service Types

  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure
  • Respite

Populations Served

  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Disability
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Multiple Disability
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Other See Narrative

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Medical Needs
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: Council on Accreditation
  • Fees: Personal Funds