The Children's Mental Health Fund can fund respite for a family of a child/youth with a mental health need. The intent of this fund is to prevent permanent institutionalization, family breakdown, and/or crisis.
Eligibility is based on the following:
- vulnerable children and youth up to 18 years of age who are living with their families/care-givers, and
- presence of a moderate to severe mental health concern resulting in significant disruption/reduced functioning/negative impact on the family as confirmed by a mental health professional ie social worker, physician and/or psychologist,
- resident of Perth County,
- have exhausted all other resources before applying to this fund
For more information, ontact the Perth County Respite Coordinator: Nancy Farr