Judson Center is continuing to fundraise for Lahser Respite to sustain operations for many years to come.  

Click on the Donate Now button to make a donation to Lahser Respite Home - the ONLY children's respite home in Oakland County. When you make your donation, please add Lahser in the description line of the form.


Lahser Respite Media Stories:

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Don’t hesitate, be the voice today – advocate!

Let your voices be heard in Lansing.  Underfunding has caused many changes and closures to the programs we once offered to our community, including group homes and respite for both adults and children. 

We need your help! 

Please contact your local state representatives and tell them we need funding for mental health and developmental disabilities programs.  This is not a want, it is a need.

Recently, we learned that the Lahser Respite home, which we managed for 30 years and the only one in Oakland County that serves over 100 families, may close due to lack of state funding.

Please help us bring awareness to this important issue.  This possible closure has been unanimously one of devastation and outrage for parents losing a critical service.  Lahser Respite is a vital service for families who need a safe place that provides professional and compassionate care for their child with a disability.

To learn more on how you can help, contact Kelli Dobner, Chief Development Officer at 248.837.2020 or

To find your representative, visit

Ways to ignite the spark

You can also make a difference and have your voices be heard by spreading the word about the work Judson Center is doing to help those in need succeed.  Just share your stories and ours on Facebook, forward our videos on YouTube, retweet us on Twitter, and forward our emails to your friends. Please tell 5 friends about Judson Center today!


Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.