Respite Services

Respite Services

Get Social

The Arc of Dutchess offers families and caregivers who support individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to refresh and rejuvenate on most evenings and weekends. Family members can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their loved one is safe, happy, and having fun – so they can enjoy a temporary breather in their important role as primary caregivers.

With safety as a prime foundation, our skilled team offers a monthly recreation calendar where members can chose from a variety of events within the community. Whether they’d like to exercise, go shopping, walk in a park, visit museums in New York, or dine around town, we have the perfect social solution.

This member driven social club is by far the coolest club around. We create both opportunities for our members to spread their wings and for families to communicate with other families to help share information and experiences – giving caregivers valuable resources and tools for the greater good.

Eligible individuals reside with family or on their own in the community.

Click on the link below to see the most recent calendar full of great activities

Dashing December 2020 web version

Please Note a New Feature! You can now access this page directly from the Home Page by clicking on “Get Social” from the side bar on the left hand side of the page.

For more information, contact Catherine Ottaviani at 845-471-8876 x 115 or