Respitality Program


The "hospitality" of local hotels is combined with "respite" care to create "mini-vacations" for parents who have children with special needs. Parents who participate in Respitality receive a gift-certificate for an overnight stay at a local hotel, along with child care funding from UCP, so that they can enjoy a short refreshing break from their demanding daily care routines.

Families who have a member with a disability face some extra challenges on a daily basis. The whole family benefits when the parents or guardians are able to have a short, refreshing time away.

How Does It Work?


Local hotels provide free overnight accommodations and UCP provides a stipend to help pay the costs of child care. Participants are responsible to arrange for child care and to pay for their meals and incidental expenses while they are away.

Respitality is offered to parents or guardians who have children with any type of disability.

For more information about Respitality, please call UCP at (858) 571-7803 or email us at

Supporting Hotels

UCP Salutes these hotels supporting our Respitality Program.


The Grande Colonial Hotel
Amidst the pristine beaches and regal bluffs of Southern California’s most beautiful coastal village, the Grande Colonial hotel has been welcoming guests to La Jolla since 1913. Completely modernized, yet faithful to its storied past, this intimate boutique hotel harkens back to a quieter, more dignified era, when travel meant something special and personalized guest service was a hallmark of every stay.


San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Discover the heart of Downtown San Diego at a modern, elegant & upscale hotel that places you in the epicenter of a vibrant environment. Boutique-style service, sleek décor & intuitive amenities come together with some of San Diego’s premier dining & nightlife. This hotel sits in the heart of the city’s most energetic & inspiring district – adjacent to Petco Park & steps away from stellar shopping & dining.

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