Canterbury Place

Villa of Hope’s Respite Care Center

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Sensory room provides opportunities to enjoy individualized activities based on their needs.

Media room designed for interactive learning and computer-based activities.

Large dining area allows everyone to eat together.

Living room provides a family-like setting that allows youth to feel at home.

Home-like setting with an open floor plan to foster a sense of community.

Spacious kitchen to prepare meals together.

Colorful toy room for youth to benefit from the therapy of play.



Welcome to Canterbury Place, a one-of-a-kind respite program serving youth, ages 5 to 17, who are high-risk and in need of programming to sustain and maintain the family unit in and around Monroe County. The spacious, 6-room house has been specially renovated to provide a relaxing break for children, enabling them interact with other children in a comforting, home-like setting. Every decoration, painting and activity in Canterbury Place has been thoughtfully chosen to provide a therapeutic setting in order to meet the needs of the youth we serve.

Canterbury Place serves the families, as well, by enabling them to have the extra time in their schedule and a respite for themselves and the rest of the family while continuing to provide quality programming for their child.

The dedicated staff members at Canterbury Place are highly trained respite workers who incorporate each child’s needs into daily activities as outlined in individualized program plans.

Canterbury Place offers a unique set of services not currently offered in the Rochester area.

Canterbury Place is accessed on a referral-based system through state or county agencies, including, but not limited to, Intensive Case Management, Youth and Family Partnership, the 9-county Bridges to Health regional program, the Office of Mental Health Home and Community-Based Waiver program and F.A.C.T. Each child has a care coordinator designated to their “case,” which helps place them at Canterbury. For more information feel free to contact the Villa of Hope.

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