Shield Institute
Respite Center

Address:39-09 214th Place Bayside NY 11361
Telephone(s):(718) 229-5757
Fax:(718) 225-3159
World Wide Web: http://www.shield.org/


This is an out-of-home respite center offering recreation, socialization and trips for developmentally disabled persons aged 10 and over. The emphasis is on respite and family support, rather than on recreation and socialization. Transportation is not provided. The need for family support must be shown.

Location information:

Additional locations in Flushing and elsewhere in NYC.  Check website.


Mon, 9 am - 5 pm; Tue, 9 am - 9 pm; Wed, 9 am - 5 pm; Thurs, 9 am - 9 pm; Fri., 9 am - 5 pm, Sat, 9 am - 5 pm.

Eligibility Requirements:

Developmentally disabled persons aged 10 and over are eligible.

Admission Requirements/Documents:

Application and screening interview are required; psychological, psychosocial, and annual medical physical Exam are required.

Fees/Methods of Payment:Free.
Access for People with Disabilities:Wheelchair accessible.

Target Groups(By Need):Disabilities, People with