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October 18, 2022

Double your impact! Join the Longo's Gift Matching Challenge to support respite services at ErinoakKids

One of the most critical resources for children and youth with complex special needs and their families is respite care, for short periods of caregiving relief. Without respite services, the responsibility for often round-the-clock care falls entirely on parents and family members, who have no opportunity to rest, recharge and care for themselves. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed further strain on the overall health and ability to remain resilient of already exhausted parents. 

ErinoakKids offers a number of day and overnight respite programs, and our clinical site in Brampton is home to a 26-bed, state-of-the-art Regional Respite Centre. This centre is the only one of its kind in the province with the facilities, specialized equipment and expert staff to serve clients with significant medical, physical and development nees, as well as those with behavioural challenges. Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to take a break to focus on their own mental health and well-being, while their child receives all of the specialized care they need in a safe, stimulating and fun environment. 

Double your community impact TODAY!

The Longo Family Charitable Foundation has issued a Gift Matching Challenge to communities in Peel and Halton regions to help raise funds to support the continued operations of ErinoakKids' Regional Respite Centre. 

Longos will match every dollar donated to ErinoakKids' Respite Centre up to $100,000. 

Visit Your donation will change lives.