Emergency Respite Fund

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Funding for eligible families to help pay for respite services in an emergency situation. 

Covered emergencies can include:

  • Medical hospitalization
  • Attending a funeral
  • Family member sickness 
  • Assistance with challenging behaviors
  • Other emergencies (please call)

OPWDD eligibility and residing at home with family are required to enroll in this service.


For more information about applying for Emergency Respite Fund, please call YAI LINK at 212.273.6182