Camp Oakhurst’s emergency respite service, started in 2012, has provided dozens of people with disabilities in New York and New Jersey a temporary safe haven, often when there was no other place for them to go.
Emergency respite is designed to provide care for people with disabilities on days outside of our planned respite sessions, often with urgent same-day needs, to care for clients when a caregiver has medical issues or passes away, and during a transition period after leaving the care of family members while waiting for new permanent housing. We can typically provide transportation in one of our lift-equipped vans.
While at Camp Oakhurst, clients receive full 24 hour personal care and supervision and have access to therapeutic recreational activities, including arts/crafts, music/drama, athletics, swimming (seasonally), cooking, nature studies, media arts and trips off campus.
Please contact Charles Sutherland at Camp Oakhurst about an emergency respite placement by calling 732-531-0215 or 804-467-9319 for more information.