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Respite Collaborative

The Respite Collaborative includes parents and representatives from organizations throughout Butler County who share an interest and belief that families with children of all abilities should have and greatly benefit from knowledge of and access to a continuum of respite options. There are no current meetings scheduled. If you would like to be notified of upcoming meetings, please contact Heather Wells at 513-887-5534.

PAUSE - PAUSE for Parents, Play for Kids

PAUSE Parent's Night Out is a program for families who have special needs children. We define special needs very broadly and accept children with all types of mental health, behavioral health, developmental disability and/or medical/mobility needs. PAUSE is for children with special needs ages 3 - 22 (varies by location). Currently all our PAUSE events also accept siblings. PAUSE is volunteer staffed and is completely free to attend. To find out more about volunteering, attending, or donating to PAUSE, visit our PAUSE page.


Our e-Newsletter details free and low cost activities and events for every member of the family. This comprehensive listing also includes respite resources, support groups, and parent workshops. CLICK HERE to receive the e-Newsletter. To view our most recent newsletter, CLICK HERE. May 2016 edition

REST Training in Butler County

Are you or your organization interested in learning how to provide high quality respite care for families who have children with special needs? REST: Respite Education and Support Tools is a nationally recognized interactive training and local trainers are available. To learn more, contact Lauren Perry at 513.785.6770 or check our training page for any currently scheduled trainings.

Respite Resources

The Strong Families, Safe Communities initiative (SFSC) is made up of many local partnerships and collaborations and was spearheaded by a partnership between the Butler County Mental Health Board, the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities; both members of the Butler County Family & Children First Council. In addition, there are regional and statewide collaborations with the Regional Respite Committee, the Ohio Respite Coalition, and five other SFSC grantees in Ohio.


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August 18, 2015 Testimony
Cari Wynne, Supervisor
Butler County Educational Service Center Success Program


Special March 2016 Governing Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Special July 2015 Governing Board Meeting
Monday, July 6, 2015


400 North Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
(513) 887-3710