Can you imagine having a loved one who will never walk, talk or be able to care for themselves? Could you imagine living that life 24/7? Caring for someone with a disability is a full time job. These families need rest and rejuvenation. Easterseals Megan's House gives families of children and adults with special needs a safe haven; a place where families can leave their loved ones in specialized caring hands and take a short pause from their responsibilities. Respite care provided by Megan's House gives parents and caregivers time to recharge, care for their own healthcare needs or those of other children, get involved in community activities, or simply enrich their own growth and development.
Last year, 143 children were served at the three Megan's House locations meeting the needs of these special families. Families are given special rates based on a sliding scale fee. Some pay as little as $6/day while others pay up to $100/day. The total cost to operate Megan's House during one 24 hour period is approximately $500 per person. Megan's House continues to exist thanks to the support of generous contributors in our community...our heroes.