rEcess is changing the story of disability, loving people, and empowering others to serve families experiencing disability in their communities.
A Night of Respite
rEcess is for parents—we know your life is full of unique joys and challenges. rEcess is a break for you is an opportunity for you to rest and reconnect with a significant other, have some “me” time, or finish grocery shopping in under 3 hours. It is yours to use however you like with the knowledge that your children are being well cared for and are safe.
rEcess is for children experiencing disability. We have one core objective. FUN! No therapy, no doctors or paid caregivers. Children experiencing disability are paired one on one with an adult friend whose sole objective is to make rEcess the best night of their week.
rEcess is for siblings. Siblings are often forgotten on the spectrum of family care–not at rEcess. rEcess is also a break for our siblings to have lots of fun and connect with other siblings who understand what it is like to have a brother or sister experiencing disability. We have dedicated sibling volunteers and programming just for rEcess sibs.
What is rEcess?
rEcess is a holistic model of ministry that serves the entire family experiencing disability through a monthly respite night.
Volunteer for rEcess
Our rEcess sites will provide you with training, opportunities to shadow and support along the way. If you have never had the opportunity to grow friendships with kids with disabilities, rEcess is a great way to start.
1-2-1 track: Volunteers in our 1-2-1 track are paired with a child with disabilities for the event. Your leadership team with equip you with various games, activities, and schedules to help you make the most of your time together with your buddy.
Sibling Track: Some of our volunteers serve in our sibling track. We put special energy into creating a space for these kids as well. They have unique joys and challenges in their families and we want to invest equal love and energy into these kids as well.
Opportunities for Children Experiencing Disability
Opportunities for Siblings
Find a rEcess Near You
Indian Springs Baptist Church
New Heights Church
99 Balloons National Organization
Christ Community Church
Grace Church NWA
Fellowship Bible Church NWA
University Covenant Church
Dillon Community Church
Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church
Community Fellowship Church
First Presbyterian Church
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
First Baptist Church Bolivar
Our Lady Catholic Church
First Christian Church
North Canton, Ohio
Salem Alliance Church
Concord Community Church
Independent Presbyterian Church
Heights Baptist Church
A&M Church of Christ
College Station, Texas
Watermark Community Church
Bayou City Fellowship - Spring Branch
First Baptist Church of Hurricane
Hurricane, West Virginia
St Jude's Anglican Church
Kingsway Baptist Church
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
New Life Dresher Presbyterian Church
Willowdale, Ontario, Canada
Grace Point Church West
San Antonia, Texas
Park Cities Presbyterian Church
The Go Family Org
Grace Point Church
Longview Point Baptist Church
The entire family is served as parents get a night off while their kids have the best night of their week with friends.
99 Balloons equips your church to serve families experiencing disability and expand the welcome of your church.
Starting a rEcess?
We provide training, program curriculum, web-based registration and communication tools, and ongoing ministry consulting as you expand the welcome of your church!