Daystar enrolls children from four months up to six years of age for a minimum of two days per week, up to five days per week, based on availability. A number of factors impact the intake process, including diagnosis, level of care required, transportation, alternative care, and availability. Daystar works closely with each prospective family to ensure the child's entire support team, including medical partners, pediatricians, therapists and care coordinators, are in agreement on each child's specialized needs while enrolled in Daystar’s respite program. On average, the entire intake process can take between 30 - 60 days.
Daystar is funded through a combination of private donations, Medicaid reimbursements for intensive pediatric respite services, and other grants and contributions, including family tuition payments. Daystar offers financial assistance to families who qualify based on household size and family income.
To learn more about Daystar and our confidential admissions process we encourage you to contact:
Kim Condon at