Opportunity Enterprises’ Respite program offers temporary care for families who need a break from the continuous demands of caring for a family member who is developmentally or physically disabled. Our modern family homes are located in Jackson Township and Merrillville. Families can be assured of a safe, comfortable, homelike and caring fully accessible environment for their loved one.


While at the Respite Program, clients receive:

  • All meals and snacks

  • A wide variety of regularly scheduled recreational activities

  • Laundry services

  • Bathing and personal care

  • Routine administration of medications


The Respite program is operational 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The program is open year-round, except for major holidays.


Clients may stay at the residence for as little as four hours or up to fourteen days at a time, depending on availability. We recommend making reservations months in advance for holidays and the summer period when demand is greatest.

If you visited one of our Respite Homes on any given day, you might find a Wii tournament taking place, or on a summer day, you might find clients splashing in the pool. Or, staff and clients could be found working one-on-one towards daily goals. Our Respite program provides clients with entertaining, educational and comfortable care when their families or guardians need a moment to sit back and relax or go on vacation.

Homes are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with Direct Support Professionals who have big hearts and open minds. DSPs are trained in CPR, First Aid and medication administration. They work hard to enrich the quality of a participant’s life while their family or caregiver is away on vacation or taking a few hours to tend to personal affairs.


For more information about our Respite program, please contact us.


Check out the links below to view the Respite Calendar of Activities.

September 2019 Calendar

October 2019 Calendar

November 2019 Calendar

September - November Activity Details