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The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat is a private, non-profit organization created to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat is contracted by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families and other state and county agencies to provide respite care for children and adults with multiple disabilities. Private pay individuals are also accepted. Respite care is a temporary stay, which gives parents or guardians the worry-free opportunity to take a vacation, to undergo hospitalization, or to deal with a family crisis.

While in respite care, the individual becomes part of the Retreat family, participating in appropriate Retreat programs or services and staying connected to community supports. The length of respite stay is variable according to the individual’s needs.

For complete information about respite care, please click here or contact the Retreat Administrative Office at (201) 848-8005.