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Encompass Recreation (Respite) Services

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Encompass Recreation (Respite) Services was kidsLINK’s first venture based on a social enterprise model. A significant community need, no public funding, plus an entrepreneurial approach resulted in the introduction of this much-needed service for families with a child whose extreme need for constant supervision threatens to break the family apart. Encompass Recreation Services struggled to break-even and balance the financial and social returns on investment. Mission won. Thanks to the social enterprise philosophy, Encompass Recreation Services is celebrating over 10 years of serving families with a mixed revenue formula.