Abilities United supports children and adults with disabilities, their families and members of the community, and champions a culture in which all members of society are included and appreciated for their distinctive contributions.

Respite Program

Getting Started

For more information about Respite Services,
call (650) 494-0550 or use this Contact Form


Respite Services provide highly trained home companions for people caring for a family member with a developmental disability. Our companions work in private homes and in varied community settings throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. We pride ourselves in being:
• Family centered
• Creative and inclusive
• Culturally sensitive

We will work with you to find the most suitable times.


Respite can be an important support for your family and gives you the flexibility to respond to family emergencies. In addition, you will enjoy the peace of mind associated with quality in-home care as you use our services to maintain balance in your lives. We give you the freedom to take some time to sit down and enjoy a quiet dinner or indulge in a vacation.


Our compassionate home companions give respite to parents and other primary care givers of people of all ages with developmental disabilities.
Abilities United provides extensive training for its home companions; a crucial component for providing quality services for your family. All respite companions have:
• CPR and First Aid certifications
• Cleared fingerprinting check
• Cleared a background check.

Companions do not provide medical care, but can assist with appropriate referrals to meet many medical needs.


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