Sonshine Group Homes and Foster Homes offer respite care. Respite refers to short term, temporary care provided to parents (or caregivers) so that they (and their families) can take a break from the daily routine of caregiving.

Overnight Respite Program

  • Qualified, caring staff
  • Single rooms
  • Located in the quiet village of Cumberland, 15 minute drive from Orleans
  • One total care home with 2 respite rooms available
  • One home for developmentally disabled young women
  • Both homes have a 24 hour/day 7 day/week residential program operating year-round
  • Minimum 3:1 client to staff ratio
  • One-to-one staff support available at adjusted cost
  • A warm, fun-loving, family atmosphere
  • Quality care in a home-like environment


  • To develop a supportive and useful relationship with the family to allow caregivers to rest and recharge
  • To provide a fun, enjoyable respite experience for the special needs client
  • To provide a dedicated, supported and trained staff team
  • To provide a warm home-like environment

Our Mission
Sonshine Families is a group of individuals and families who have come together to serve as foster families and staff, operating as one large extended family. The personal beliefs and practiced value systems of the organization are based on the basic teachings of the Bible. Because He cares, the family also cares.

The Respite Program was started as an extension of a full-time residential group home program, and as a result of families requesting year-round respite possibilities for their children and adult family members who attend our summer and winter residential camps. Each of our special needs group homes have designated respite room(s). These rooms can be booked for overnight stays by families in the community.

For more information about the Sonshine Families Respite Program, please contact Margo Babe at 613-834-8187 x.232 or (