The Helping Hands Weekend Respite House, which opened in 1995, is located in a quiet neighborhood, next to a Lansing park and within walking distance of a county park. Licensed by the State of Michigan, the Helping Hands Respite House provides a comprehensive daily, out-of-home program, for up to 4 children  (or adults over age 18 who have been grandfathered into the program) at a time.  Due to licensing, new clients must be under the age of 18 prior to their first visit.  Weekends (Friday at 5:00 pm – Sunday at 5:00 pm) are scheduled 2 months in advance.