The Respite Program provides short-term care to individuals so that families and other caregivers  can recoup their strength to continue fulfilling their caregiving responsibilities. Simply put, respite is a well-deserved break for caregivers.

The house in which the Respite Center is located was donated by the Lorenz family in 2008 to ensure there would be respite options for families in Southeastern Connecticut.

The Arc Eastern Connecticut, established by two groups of families in 1952, provides advocacy and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the entire region. Our services touch every aspect of a person's life: housing, employment/job development, vocational/micro-enterprise ventures, education, day programs, in-home supports, Senior services, health/fitness activities, and community involvement.


The Arc Eastern Connecticut

125 Sachem Street

Norwich, Connecticut 06360

T: 860.889.4435

F: 860.889.4662


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