Clearbrook’s various respite programs offer an array of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These services are designed to help maintain individuals with developmental disabilities in the individual/family home by providing short term relief to primary caregivers.



The purpose of the Voucher Program is to reimburse families for services that provide short term relief to the caregiver. This allocation of funds can be used for either direct care support staff, hired and paid by the family, or special recreation programs. The family is reimbursed on a monthly basis through direct deposit.


The purpose of this program is to provide temporary relief for the primary caregiver. Under this program, the family provides a staff referral and Clearbrook contacts the staff member to start the hiring process, complete required training, and provide payroll services. Once hired, staff can work with the individual for a set amount of hours per year (July 1- June 30).


Clearbrook’s Residential Respite Program provides short-term supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Residential Respite, also known as Out-of-Home Respite, provides supervision and care for an up to 72 hour stay in one of Clearbrook’s licensed group homes in the community.

The family will work with the Respite Coordinator to complete the intake process. This service can be provided once per fiscal year.


This program is held two Saturdays per month at Clearbrook West’s Choice Program located in Crystal Lake, IL. The program runs from 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and focuses on recreational activities and community outings. The maximum number of participants for the program is 15.


The Take a Break Program provides families of children (up to age five) regularly scheduled time away from parental responsibilities. Clearbrook offers two programs, an in-home program and a supervised play-based program. Clearbrook’s in-home program provides each family with four hours of weekly respite in their home. Clearbrook’s Take a Break Program provides families with a three hour break at five locations in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, DuPage, Waukegan and McHenry. Learn more at or contact Carly Bell at (847) 385-2638 or

Where are the PROGRAMs located?

Clearbrook provides respite services in the following counties: Lee, Dekalb, Stephenson, Winnebago, JoDavis, Ogle, Boone, Cook, Lake, Will, Kankakee, Grundy, Kendall, Kane, McHenry, DuPage.

get more information

Contact Michelle Bosco, Respite Coordinator, at or (847) 385-5335 to find out more.