One aspect of The Shepherd’s Home that makes it unique is its commitment to working with the family unit – not just individual children. We offer crisis care and private placement as a means of helping families get to a point where they can care for their children on their own, and we work hard to provide a smooth transition back to family homes once children have been in our care.
To have respite means to have a rest, or relief. Through the Parenting Partners program, the Shepherd’s Home in McCall offers respite, or temporary relief, to parents and families in crisis.
- This relief involves providing a safe, nurturing temporary home for your child(ren) during personal or family crisis.
- It means having the support you need as a parent to help build a healthy home environment for your family.
- It means you are not alone in raising your child(ren) – HELP IS AVAILABLE.
- Taking advantage of respite care through private placement can provide parents and caregivers with a much needed window of
opportunity to move beyond crisis and ensure that their home environment is healthy without the fear of government intervention.
- The Shepherd's Home recognizes that Parenting is a Challenge and no one should feel that they have to tackle that challenge alone.
If you need to arrange planned care for your child(ren), perhaps while you undergo medical treatment or handle another foreseeable issue, please contact the Shepherd’s Home by phone or email for planned assistance.
Caregivers who may especially benefit from respite care include those experiencing a family crisis, single parents, parents in poor health, and grandparents. We do not offer day-care services.