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Pause for Families

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What is Pause? Is my family eligible?

Pause offers families of children (ages 0-24) with physical, mental, developmental, medical, behavioral and/or learning challenges, access to a broad range of support options maximizing the use of community resources and family support networks. On the current menu of options, Pause provides: respite, free family fun, caregiver networking/resourcing and community service events to help families with tangible needs.

How do I enroll?

  1. Complete (1) Family Enrollment Packet per household.
  2. Complete (1) Child Profile Packet per child living in the home (regardless of age).
  3. Complete (1) Child Fact Form for each child who will utilize Parent’s Night Out respite OR childcare for our training/caregiver events. 

Return forms to:
Fax: 513-887-3709 (Attn: Pause)
Mail or Drop Off: 400 N. Erie Blvd. St. A, Hamilton OH 45011

What should I expect after submitting my enrollment paperwork?

You will typically hear from our team 24-48 business hours after we receive your paperwork. Here are the steps families should expect during the enrollment process.

  • New Enrollment Confirmation Email - This communication verifies the packet(s) have been received and have started to be processed.
  • Welcome Letter - A letter will be mailed from the Pause Director giving you more information about who we are and how you can get plugged in while you wait for the enrollment process to be complete.
  • New Family Follow-Up Email - Our team will email or mail (using your listed preference) a 10 minute tool we call the Family Journey Map.  This support helps us best understand the needs of your family and how to best support you!
  • Once we receive your Family Journey Map, you are officially part of the Pause family! You can register by clicking on the event links listed at the top of this page.  If you communicated an interest in a Family Consultation, we will also connect with you to find a day/time that works best for you. 

How do I register for upcoming events?

  • Email - At the beginning of every month, our team will send a link to register for new and currently open events via email. Don’t have email?  No worries! We will automatically mail you an event flier and you can register by calling the Pause office at 513-887-5506.
  • Facebook - Make sure you “like” us on Facebook at  Along with event information you will laugh, be encouraged and snag some additional resources!
  • Website - Check out all of our open events by visiting the links listed at the top of this page.


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