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Villa Maria Community Resources: Home-Based Respite Program

One-on-one sessions between a mental health professional and a child with mental health challenges.

Our Purpose

Through planned time with a mental health professional, Catholic Charities Home-Based Respite Program provides a temporary break for parents, guardians or caregivers from the demands associated with caring for children and adolescents who have documented mental health challenges. The identified child is matched with a caring and skilled mental health professional one-on-one who provides the child with therapeutic opportunities to enhance the child’s well-being while providing a planned break to the parents, guardians or caregivers.

Who We Serve

Children with mental health challenges and parents, guardians or caregivers of children and adolescents who have documented mental health challenges.
Eligibility Requirements:
* Children must be a Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County or Cecil County resident.
* Children must be enrolled in the public mental health system.
* Children referred must be actively enrolled in therapy.
* Children referred must have Medical Assistance.
* Children referred must be between the ages of 4 – 17.5 years of age.


  • Mental Health
  • Therapeutic Opportunities For Children
  • Temporary break for the parents, guardians or caregivers
  • Supporting Children & Families
  • Respite


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