Respite Connections, Inc. (RCI) was established in 1999 to provide respite care services to children at risk of abuse and neglect and youth with severe behavioral issues. The mission of Respite Connections was to provide quality respite services in order to prevent abuse, neglect and out of home placement. The agency was established through grants made possible by Nationwide Foundation, Columbus Foundation, O’Neil Foundation, Harry C. Moore Foundation and the Columbus Youth Foundat
ion. Respite Connections services were paid for primarily by local agencies such as Franklin County Children Services, Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Franklin County Mental Health agencies and many other agencies, along with surrounding county agencies.
Over the years, RCI expanded our vision and services to provide a continuum of community-based services to individuals with special needs to enhance their quality of life, assist in meeting their fullest potential and to enable the development of healthy relationships.