Family respite and drop-in centre

Our goal is to create a respite-care center for children with sickle cell and their families. Our purpose is to provide a relief. Opening the respite-care center will reduce social isolation; alleviate the burden and stress experienced by families.

Caring for a child with sickle is a unique responsibility with its unique challenges. The day centre will welcome parents and their children. Leisure activities and accommodations will be tailored to the families’ needs.

Sickle cell patients and their families must face a host of complex psychosocial factors. This is why services to parents and children will be offered by qualified professionals.

Respite Centre Beneficiaries

Caregivers: a maximum of 2 days per week and 1 weekend per month;
Children with sickle cell: 1 weekend every 2 weeks in a calendar year

Respite Centre Activities

Offer the following services : children’s drop-in centre, after school respite, day camp/ summer respite, massage therapy program to provide stress relief for children in sickle cell crisis, workshop and support groups for young adults and their parents.
Acquire new equipments and improve treatment options for patients;
Offer scholarships to initiate research and studies
Maintain current services and enhance programs offered to children and their families.


The generosity of the partners plays a key role in the development and growth of the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of Quebec. Their support is invaluable. We thank them from the heart.