The program provides regular planned short term respite care for Jewish children aged 0-16 years with another Jewish volunteer family and helps in situations where children are at risk or need some support due to factors including:
- Families experiencing loss or disruption or illness or feeling isolated
- Parents who are having difficulties managing children
- Families involved in a situation of child abuse or domestic violence
Family to family respite provides a positive link for the child and family with another Jewish family in the community as well as a different experience of family and relationships for children who may have had many difficulties in their own family.