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Entering our 21st year, The Michael Lisnow Respite Center is a place that provides emotional and physical support for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the Center serves hundreds of families. We can not do this without the generous support of many, and the inspiration given to us by the life and memory of Michael Carter Lisnow.

We ask that you take a moment to read Michael's story, view our efforts through images in our photo gallery, and learn about the programs we have available. We believe that the true legacy of Michael is not just the house itself, but it is the wisdom he continues to inspire in us and the strength to help change lives.

Photo: Michael and his mother, Sharon, co-founder of the center.






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100k for 100 Grants

Monday, June 04, 2018
100k for 100 Grants

The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from the Cummings Foundation. The foundation’s “$100K for 100 Grants”, which supports education, health care, human services, and social justice in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties, annually make this generous gift to 100 nonprofit organizations. 

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Upcoming Events

Michael's Miracle Marathon Team and the Boston Marathon

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Michael's Miracle Marathon Team and the Boston Marathon

The Respite Center is situated less than a mile from the start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Every year tens of thousands of runners converge on our doorstep and get ready for their 26.2 mile trip into Boston. We are lucky enough to have a group of those runners raise money for Respite each year. 

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Past Events

Respite Coffeehouse 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Respite Coffeehouse 2018

Friday, September 21st. The 2018 Respite Center Coffeehouse will be held at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (98 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton). This is a fun night of music that features individuals from the Michael Lisnow Respite Center on the big stage! Come on out and have a fun night with us, music starts at 7pm. 

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The Banyan Open

Monday, August 27, 2018
The Banyan Open

Date: September 25, 2018 (Tuesday)  2018 Banyan Open Golf Tournament at Wedgewood Pines CC (Stow Ma) to benefit The Michael Lisnow Respite Center.


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Art Around Town Art Show

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Art Around Town Art Show

January 24th. 1-3pm.  Come experience our community through the lens of our talented artists at our public art show located in the Bittersweet Cafe, Hopkinton. 

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2019 Holiday Schedule

Days We Will Be Closed:

January 1
New Year's Day

January 21 
Martin Luther King Day

February 18 
President's Day

April 12 
Marathon Setup at Respite 

April 15 
Marathon Monday

April 16 
Marathon Cleanup at Respite

May 27 
Memorial Day

July 4, 5
Independence Day

September 2      
Labor Day 

October 14 
Columbus Day

November 11 
Veterans Day

November 27, 28, 29 
Thanksgiving Break

December 23 - Jan. 1 
Christmas/New Year Break