Adult Respite Care

adult respite carePrograms are offered in Summerville Monday-Thursday to give family caregivers a much-needed break from the stress of around-the-clock caregiving. Respite programs also keep loved ones with memory problems connected to their community through fellowship, meaningful activities and fun that enhances their independence and self-esteem.

Volunteers assist with respite care, often giving one-on-one attention to members.

All ARK respite programs are from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Please see below for information on other area respite programs.


Berkeley County

Oasis Respite Center (St. Stephen)
St. Stephen Episcopal Church
Pat Browder: 843-821-4011

Dorchester County

The ARK (Summerville)
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
Peg Lahmeyer: 843-832-2357
Transportation available

Charleston County

Respite Care Ministries
Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, Johns Island, North Charleston
Contact Laura Stefanelli: 843-478-8756

Beaufort County

Memory Matters (Hilton Head)
Cathee Stegall: 843-842-6688

Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort
Arlene Hull: 843-521-9190