kids kayaking


kids bowling and in mom's hands


kids crafting


kids at play and horseback riding


good friends, good family


having a great time


friends for life



Entering our 19th 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.





Respite Center Holiday Schedule 2016


Days We Will Be Closed:

Jan. 1 - New Year's Day

Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Day 

Feb. 15 - President's Day

April 15 - Marathon Setup at Respite

April 18 - Marathon Monday

April 19 - Marathon Cleanup at Respite

May 30 - Memorial Day

July 4 - Independence Day

Sept. 5 - Labor Day

Oct. 10 - Columbus Day

Nov. 23,24,25 - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 24 - Jan. 2 - Christmas/New Year Break


Photo Of The Week

Respite Coffeehouse 2016


September 9, 2016 

Join Us!

6-9pm Faith Community Church

  • Michael’s Run 2016

    Will be Held on Saturday, October 15th

    Please stay tuned for Michaels Run 2016 updates!
    <Click here for more info >



Boston Marathon 2016


Thank You for A Great Marathon Season!

<Click Here to Learn More and Meet the Team >

Wish List

We would not exist without countless generous gifts over the years. We are often asked by people looking to give, What are a few things that Respite Center needs? Here is a list made by all of us of items that we always need, and are looking for.


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