Shiloh House Respite is a short term service designed to assist Colorado families in preventing the disruption of placement for youth who may be at risk of being removed from their families or who are already placed in foster care. Shiloh House offers a nurturing and safe environment for youth for the brief time they must be away from family or foster care.
The Objectives of Shiloh House Respite Services :
- To reduce the risk of a child between the ages of 7 and 17 being removed from the care of a parent or guardian due to high risk behavior on the part of the child.
- To decrease the risk of disruption to a successful foster or adoptive placement.
The target population of Shiloh House Respite Services:
- Families who have successfully parented high risk youth, but are experiencing situations for which short term out of home support for the youth will be helpful.
- Foster families who are working with Department of Human Services to maintain a successful foster placement.
- Families with children who are not working with the Department of Human Services, but have sought mental health support for a child using local community Mental Health Services.
- Families who have been working with the Department of Human Services, and whose children remain in their care, but may be at risk of placement disruption.
Process for admission to Respite Services at Shiloh House:
- Admission is available 24 hours a day.
- Once a referral has been accepted, a Shiloh House Intake Representative will review with the parent or guardian all admission paperwork and explain releases before they are signed. In all cases, admission paperwork including releases must be signed by the parent or guardian.
- A family who is referred through a Community Crisis Connection facility will not be charged directly for services.
- Once the length of stay has been determined, a Respite Plan will be created in conjunction with the parent or guardian to ensure the safety and well being of the child will be met during his or her brief stay.
- If the client requires medication of any kind, the parent or guardian will need to provide that medication at intake, along with physician’s orders for administering the medication.