A Home
Away From Home

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Entering our 25th 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.

Together Again!
Best Pictures of 2021


Being Silly Again!

Thank You for your Support!

The Cummings Foundation Grant

We are Grant recipients of $100K for 100, a Cummings Foundation program for non profit organizations in Eastern Mass.

Since 2018, the Cummings Foundation has funded our arts program in partnership with the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.  

The Cummings Foundation funded Respite Center Hop/Arts program joint venture

provides professionally guided classes such as ceramics, pottery, water color and dance.

Exhibitions take place in a number public venues, including the Worcester Museum of Fine Arts.  Appropriate modifications have been adopted since the pandemic to allow the art classes to continue online and in small settings.  

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We Are Respite
Falmouth Team 2021

WE ARE RESPITE - The Michael Lisnow Respite Center’s Asics Falmouth Road Race team


The Respite Center is proud to announce that we will be participating in the ASICS Falmouth Road Race for the 5th year in a row!


Last year, our incredible team of 37 runners raised over $100k for the Respite Center with the virtual Falmouth Road Race “At-Home” edition!  

Toddler Tuesday