Nominated by: Nancy Cormier
Located in Beverly Hills, Judson Center’s Lahser Respite Home is a six-bed home for children between the ages of 5 and 17 who are medically fragile or have a developmental disability – including autism, mental illness and mental impairments. Their mission is to provide expert, comprehensive services in southeastern Michigan that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities and mental health challenges so they are successful in their communities.
Lahser Respite Home is the only facility of its type in Oakland Country, servicing Troy families and surrounding communities. Respite is a period of relief from the intense care often required in nurturing someone with a developmental disability or autism. Anyone who has ever cared for such a child knows that it takes more than simply love to assure the child’s safety, health and happiness.