Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Respite Inn?

The Respite Inn is a unique bed and breakfast inn offering out of home respite care to adults with developmental disabilities. Parents know their child is receiving the best level of care while at the same time developing new friendships and having fun. This gives parents a chance to attend to family matters or simply have time away from the constant care of a person who has special needs.

Nestled in a beautiful country setting surrounded by redwood and sycamore trees, this hacienda-like inn reminds one of the Spanish “Hosterias”. Every room welcomes the visitor with its own unique design. The common areas are pleasantly decorated to make our guests feel at home. The outdoor space is a haven for those who enjoy nature.

The Respite Inn awaits visitors with specially trained staff capable to respond to the individual needs of every guest.

Why the Respite Inn?

Can you imagine what it would be like to literally not have a vacation in 15 years due to the constant required care of your child who has a developmental disability? Can you imagine what it would be like to not be able to schedule a necessary surgery for yourself because you didn’t have anyone to care for your child who has downs syndrome and needed assistance with bathing, feeding, and toileting? Can you imagine what it would be like to not be able to go to a movie, see your family, or visit with friends due to taking care of your child who has autism and has behavioral difficulties when around other people?

Without The Respite Inn, many families wouldn’t be able to care for their own basic needs that helps them continue to keep their child at home.  Research shows that regular respite for family caregivers prevents stress and illness and helps them continue to be caregivers a longer period of time overall.  For guests who use The Respite Inn, it gives them a chance to have their own vacation away from their caregivers and at the same time participate in fun activities while developing new friendships with peers.

Who can stay at the Respite Inn?

The Respite Inn is licensed as a non-medical facility under California Community Care Licensing (facility #071440695) to provide overnight accommodations for persons 18 to 59 years old who have a developmental disability. The Respite Inn is fully accessible and equipped to serve the needs of persons with mobility limitations.

How can I obtain Reservations?

The Respite Inn is open 7 days a week.  The steps of becoming a guest of The Respite Inn are as follows:

  1.  A tour of The Respite Inn is given to the potential guest and family members.
  2. An application packet is completed.
  3. After positive review of application, guest is invited to stay a trial day visit and then later an overnight visit as a way to transition into receiving respite.
  4. After trial visit, the guest can be scheduled based on the families needs.

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis.  To reserve a room at The Respite Inn you can call Maureen Wright, Executive Director at 925-686-5758.

What is the Cost of Services?

Respite services are usually funded through the Regional Center via a client’s Individual Program Plan (IPP).   This way families don’t pay for the service if they receive respite through their regional center.

Who are the Board of Directors of the The Respite Inn?


  • Dick Dennin
  • Judy Levin
  • Cyndie Lee
  • Sister Mary Grace Puchac
  • Barbara Strehlitz
  • Deborah Wilhelmus

Who manages the Respite Inn?

Maureen Wright

Maureen Wright began her career in this field in 1984 where she interned at a day program in Montana. Her work continued by managing group homes in Montana and Oregon and working at the Community Mental Health Center on the Flathead Indian Reservation. She came to The Respite Inn in 1991. In 1992, she graduated from John F Kennedy University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. The guests of The Respite Inn and the families are truly her inspiration.

How do I contact the Respite Inn?

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact us.

Where is The Respite Inn located?

The Respite Inn
906 Lee Lane
Concord, CA  94518

Office:   (925)-686-5758
Fax :  (925) 609-8952
Email:  therespiteinn@att.net