Terrace Youth Residential Services, INC and Terrace Youth Wellness Centre, offer respite services to children and adolescents.  Services can be referred by community organizations or by parents seeking out support to deal with children with special needs.  

Respite is quite simply an opportunity for parents and caregivers to receive a break, and to rest and rejuvenate from the daily demands related to caregiving.  TYRS, INC can provide support to parents and caregivers for their preschool, school aged and / or adolescents.  TYRS, INC specializes in providing services to youth suffering from symptoms related to autism, ADD/ ADHD, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mental health issues, disruptive behaviour, family dynamics, and educational struggles.  Respite is provided by trained staff, who specialize in crisis interventions, trauma sensitive approaches and Collaborative Problem Solving, a method which empowers youth to make positive decisions.

In what capacity can Terrace Youth Residential Services, INC provide support?

  • Occasional support in your home or in the community
  • Regularly scheduled in home support
  • Overnight relief
  • Crisis management
  • One on one support
  • Social skills building
  • Support for youth with developmental disabilities and special needs
  • Support and consultation securing educational and / or mental health services
  • Academic / educational support

About our Respite Care Providers

Their Qualifications:

Our respite staff are caring and committed individuals with an educational background in a related field of study, such as Child and Youth Workers, Developmental Service Workers, Social Service workers, Early Childhood Educators, and Social Workers.   Respite workers also possess diplomas in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Trauma Assessment training, Attachment Theory, Suicide Intervention, and Collaborative Problem Solving. 

Screening Process:

All respite care workers submit a Criminal Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector as well as a Child Welfare Check, completed by the local Children’s Aid Society.   Respite workers also provide verification that they have current First Aid and CPR.