Time Out Respite Program

Created in 1986, Time Out is a model intergenerational respite and home support program in which college students provide quality, low cost services to families caring for the frail elderly. Read more.

The Time Out office has moved to Ritter Annex, Room 437, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122



Honored at the 2011 Generations United conference.  Time Out Repite Program received Generations United's Program of Distinction recognition. 

(L to R: Susan Smith, Time Out Program Director; Donna Butts, Generations United Executive Director; Katie Young, Time Out Program Coordinator)

“Geoff is very special.  My husband connected with him right away.  Geoff gives a much needed break to do for myself.” 

Zelda, Caregiver

“Dan is a true gem. He finds innovative ways to stimulate Jack mentally and physically.  I have come to rely on Dan.  I can relax much more and concentrate on my job instead of worrying if he is safe at home.”

Lydia, Caregiver

“Melissa is amazing, always finding innovative ways to stimulate my mother; she’s become an honorary member of our family.  I am now more relaxed with my little boy.”   

Wendy, Caregiver

“Sarah was a treasure.  My mom loved her visits. I knew my mom was getting great care and I got a much needed break.”

Connie, Caregiver

“Artori is just a joy, a real blessing to us!  When she is here I can go out and not worry about my mom.  This respite means so much to me. ”

Barbara, Caregiver

“Stephanie is a wonderful companion whose visits brighten my dad’s day.  When she’s there I can focus on my job instead of worrying about him.”

Delores, Caregiver