Lending a hand, sharing a heart.
My Time Providers is a home-based respite program providing extra help for families caring for a loved one with an intellectual or other developmental disability. Providers can provide services in the home or can assist the individual needing care with opportunities for recreation in the community.
My Time Providers provides comprehensive training for the care providers, enabling family members to spend time away from the home, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is cared for by a trained care provider. In addition, My Time Providers are available for other family members in need of care or assistance.
Each care provider is thoroughly trained in communications skills, special needs awareness, creative activities, First Aid, and CPR.
Becoming a My Time Provider
Caring individuals, 14 years or older, can apply to become My Time Providers. After successfully completing the free training, they become part of the My Time Providers program, and are referred to area families looking to hire qualified individuals.
Hiring a My Time Provider
Residents of Monroe County caring for a family member who lives at home and has an intellectual or developmental disability are eligible for this referral program.
The Ross Resource Library
Open to families enrolled in the program as well as certified My Time Provider, the Ross Resource Library has a wide selection of games, toys, books, videos, and other resources available for loan.
For more information, contact Laura Jane Truesdell, Coordinator of My Time Providers, at 585-271-0660 ext. 1352.