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Entering our 20th 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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Upcoming Events

Michael's Miracle Marathon Team and the Boston Marathon

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
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 2016

Thursday, August 04, 2016
Respite Coffeehouse 2016

Friday, September 9th.  Join Us from 7-9pm, at Hopkinton's Faith Community Church for some of the best local music. Performances include Respite Center Clients and Staff!  

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Michael's Run 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Michael's Run 2016

Saturday, October 15th.  Thank you for joining us at 10am as we gather together on the Hopkinton Common to walk, run or wheel three miles (5k) through the beauty of a Fall New England Day.  

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2017 Holiday Schedule

Days We Will Be Closed:

January 1
New Year's Day

January 16 
Martin Luther King Day

February 20 
President's Day

April 14 
Marathon Setup at Respite 

April 17 
Marathon Monday

April 18 
Marathon Cleanup at Respite

May 29 
Memorial Day

July 3, 4
Independence Day

September 4 
Labor Day 

October 9 
Columbus Day

November 22, 23, 24
Thanksgiving Break

December 24 - Jan. 1 
Christmas/New Year Break