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Our respite weekends empower couples and single parents to integrate self-care practices in order to develop stronger relationships, families and communities

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.

Janet and Amelia sit together on their front porch

“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.

“You are not alone, what you do matters and God loves you” is the statement from Davids Refuge and it is truly reflective of the organization. In the moments of craziness that our family has had, we look forward to our weekends away as a couple to slow down , reconnect with each other. Remembering how we fell in love with each other, while also meeting other couples on a similar journey as ours. The family events that they host allow us to meet other families in the community and have a great time. We are truly appreciative of their mission and dedication to the community of parents of children with special needs”