Respite Services

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Contact Information

Multicultural Community Services (MCS) of the Pioneer Valley
Contact: Brenda Norton, Individual Support Director
Email Address:
Phone: 413-782-2500

1000 Wilbraham Road Springfield, MA 01109
Area Served: West

Map Location Respite Services


Caring for a loved one with a disability is a continuous responsibility that often leaves a caretaker in need of a break. Understanding that each family and individual is unique, respite can come in many forms and options:

  • 1:1 Respite: MCS has a small pool of direct care staff that can work with your family member
  • Family Identified Respite: sometimes families are more comfortable having people that they know provide respite for their family member. MCS can coordinate with providing a stipend to those individuals that they have identified to work with their family member
  • Planned Facility-Based Respite: with a referral from a DDS Service Coordinator, weekend respite is offered at our accessible house in Westfield. Guests can check-in on a Friday night and check-out late Sunday afternoon after a fun-filled two days of good company, good food and good fun!
  • Group Respite: this has proven to be one of the most creative and most desired respite options provided through MCS. A broad range of opportunities are offered throughout the year with activities designed to appeal to people with varied interests and skills. Participants are instrumental in the selection and planning of activities.

Service Types

  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Respite

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS