Welcome To Respite Care Services, Inc.

Respite Care Services Inc. is a Not-for-Profit agency in business since 1981 developing persons with developmental disabilities for over 35 years.

The Agency was started by a group of concerned parents who secured a grant from the Lake County Commissioners to conduct a survey of what could become a support system for this population. From this effort the agency evolved and has grown to servicing over 100 consumers with developmental disabilities in a wide variety of supports and services.

Respite Care Services, Inc. provides services to individuals on an Indiana Medicaid Waiver. In addition, RCS, Inc. receives funding from private donations, grants, and fundraising to deliver quality services.


Mission Statement

Respite Care Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization offering temporary relief to families from the daily care of a member who has a developmental or physical disability. We are dedicated to ensuring that people with developmental disabilities have full and abundant lives.

Respite will provide services that promote quality, dignity, and choice. Respite Care Services, Inc. will assist individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve independence in their lives through the support of families, staff and case managers using the person centered planning process.

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Contact Information

Elizabeth Gonzales
Executive Director
9000 Indianapolis Blvd.,
Highland, IN 46322
Phone: 219-972-8172
Fax: 219-972-4747

Board of Directors

Board Officers

  • President - Kenneth Fried
  • Vice President - Dominic Sainato
  • Treasurer - Andy Dybel
  • Secretary - Michele Rohrman

Board Members

  • Paul Doherty
  • Marisa Giannakis
  • Gerald Michalak
  • Debbie Rollo
  • Maurice Schwartz
  • Briget Shiperek