Fam­i­lies car­ing for a loved one with spe­cial needs have enough to worry about in their every­day lives and they need to be in con­trol of who sup­ports them! We are here to help. We hire some­one the fam­ily already knows and trusts, or we recruit some­one for the fam­ily to inter­view, and then we take care of all the pay­roll wages, taxes, insur­ance, and employee with­hold­ing. After all…

Respite Should be Relax­ing, Not Taxing!

Click here to view a great respite arti­cle from Car­ing Today Magazine

*** Fam­ily Tes­ti­monies ***

CISS is a proud part­ner of the Person-​Centered Think­ing
with TCRC and other providers.

CISS Announce­ments


* WELCOME VOUCHER RESPITE and FMS FAMILIES!! Switch­ing your respite to CISS is very easy. You can still request agency respite ser­vices if that will best meet your needs, and have the Fis­cal Man­age­ment Ser­vice (FMS) man­age your day­care pay­ments! Know your rights. Click here for more info from Dis­abil­ity Rights CA.

Please give us a call and we will walk you through the process. You will still be in con­trol of who pro­vides your respite and when you get sup­port. All of the required 1-​time forms can be found on our Forms page, printed, com­pleted, and faxed over to us. Within a week of receiv­ing all com­pleted forms, your care­giver will become employed by CISS and may be eli­gi­ble for mileage reim­burse­ment (which was not allowed under voucher respite). You will only have to sign their timesheet! Whereas other agen­cies only pay $9.50/hr, CISS pays $11.00/hr PLUS mileage, and our Enhanced Respite pro­gram staff start at $13.00/hr. We also give merit increases after 2 years and 4 years with the com­pany. No other Respite orga­ni­za­tion does this!

Respite Com­par­isons between FMS and Agency Respite * Span­ish Respite Com­par­i­son Grid

CISS 2015 Calendar

CISS 2015 Cal­en­dar
We highly rec­om­mend fam­i­lies and CISS Care­givers use our cal­en­dar to track their hours and eas­ily view when pay peri­ods end, timesheets are due, and the office is closed.


Mis­sion Statement

Chan­nel Islands Social Ser­vices (CISS) is ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive ser­vices and sup­ports that are reflec­tive of indi­vid­ual needs and strengthen fam­i­lies. We do this by pro­vid­ing qual­ity in-​home respite care to fam­i­lies through­out Ven­tura County.

CISS is a proud mem­ber of the Cal­i­for­nia Respite Asso­ci­a­tion, ARCH National Respite Net­work,
the National Fam­ily Care­giver Alliance, and the Cal­i­for­nia Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Association.

CISS is the only ven­dor awarded Ser­vice Provider of the Year twice by the Autism Soci­ety Ven­tura County (ASVC)!