Key Ministry is familiar with several outstanding ministries that offer high quality respite care through churches or church-affiliated facilities throughout the U.S. Each organization listed provides training and ongoing support for the churches operating under their banner. Please follow the links associated with each organization to identify and register for respite events through a church in your home area.
rEcess – the respite network of 99 Balloons: (Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Australia and Canada) rEcess is a parents night out that churches offer to families experiencing disability in their community. Click here to locate a church offering respite care through rEcess and reserve a place for your child at an upcoming event.
Jill’s House: (McLean, VA with satellite locations in Arizona, California, Indiana, Maryland, Texas and Virginia) Jill’s House celebrates children with special needs and provides relief to the extraordinary families who love them through short-term, overnight respite care. Click here to learn more, or to register your child for an overnight respite event.
Buddy Break – the respite ministry of Nathaniel’s Hope: (74 locations in fifteen states with the greatest concentration in Florida, 29 additional locations in four additional states to be added soon) Buddy Break is a FREE kids respite program where kids with special needs (VIP Kids) make new friends and enjoy all kinds of activities, while caregivers get a break. Click here to register your child for a respite event at a Buddy Break church.