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Connor and his big smile

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Matthew’s House. It has been amazing for our family. Christina, mother to Connor

Application Information

mh_icon_sm_gears The Process

Complete the Application for Services Form, which will help us get to know you and your child better. Each form is reviewed by the Matthew’s House manager who will contact you to confirm your eligibility for services. At that time, you’ll receive a Welcome Package and if you and your child wish to come and visit Matthew’s House, we’ll arrange a tour.

mh_icon_sm_dollar The Cost

The rate per twenty-four (24) hour unit of time is $100.00. You’ll be able to choose whether this cost will be covered by Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) respite dollars, by autism funding or by another funding source. After respite dollars have been utilized, the daily rate continues at $100.00 per 24 hours. For families who are experiencing financial hardship, we are open to exploring different options to cover the daily rate.

mh_icon_sm_clock Length of Stay

Children can stay at Matthew’s House for a minimum 48-hour period. You can also arrange for your child to stay for up to two weeks at a time. There are opportunities for scheduling exceptions, which can be made depending upon availability of space, family circumstances and available resources.

Typically, in BC, each child is eligible for 28 calendar days of respite care; however, exceptions can be made, based on family needs or emergencies, if the change is approved by the child’s MCFD Social Worker.


At this time, Matthew’s House respite is fully booked and we are not processing any new applications for service.


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