A weekend respite with David’s Refuge includes two nights at one of our partner bed and breakfasts, meals and gifts, all provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers.
Each of our B&B locations have been carefully selected with the caregiver in mind. Whether they stay in the charming lakeside village or in a beautiful country setting, each location has its own unique characteristics and special amenities.
David’s Refuge gives parents permission to take a moment to care for themselves, free from guilt.
Hosts work alongside innkeepers during a David’s Refuge weekend to welcome and support a fully relaxed stay. They have first-hand experience with the demands of caregiving as well as an understanding of need for respite and self-care.
These volunteers put the caring into the weekend, facilitating meaningful connections and, most importantly, listening. These experiences have a profound and meaningful impact on parents, the way they see their life, and their ability to move forward from a place of strength.
David’s Refuge is much bigger than overnight respite, it’s a path to empowerment. The program encourages parents to commit to self-care and better connect with the community.
Parents learn to prioritize themselves and their marriages, knowing a healthy relationship allows them to provide the best possible care for their children.
Strong families create strong communities, something David’s Refuge supports with numerous events throughout the year.
“David’s Refuge has helped me realize that parents who have children with special needs are part of another larger family. A family that cares about them and recognizes that their lives may be challenging at times but that we are all in this together “ Having gone on a weekend myself has allowed me to take time away to reflect on what matters, to rest and regroup to continue on this journey.”
Janet, Amelia’s mom.