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
AL - First Baptist Church
AR - 99 Balloons National Organization
AR - Christ Community Church
AR - Catalyst Church
AR - Fellowship Fayetteville
AR - Fellowship Bible Church NWA Rogers
AR - Grace Point Church
AR - New Heights Church
AR - Rogers Christian Church
CA - Ekko Church
CO - Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church
CO - LIFE Fellowship Frederick
LIFE Fellowship Frederick, CO
IN - Graceland Church
Floyd County, Indiana
KS - Mt Pleasant Community Church
KY - Crossland Community Church
Crossland Community Church, Kentucky
LA - First Presbyterian Church
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
MO - First Baptist Church Bolivar
MO - Our Lady Catholic Church
MO - The Venues
MO - Woodland Hills Family Church
MS - First Baptist Pontotoc
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NC - Forest Hill Church
Charlotte, North Carolina
OH - First Christian Church
North Canton, Ohio
OK - Christ the Redeemer Church
TN - Concord Community Church
TN - Independent Presbyterian Church
TX - Watermark Community Church
TX - Redeemer Church
TX - University United Methodist Church
San Antonio, TX
TX - Watermark Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX
WV - First Baptist Church of Hurricane
Hurricane, West Virginia
Australia - St Jude's Anglican Church
Canada - Kingsway Baptist Church
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Canada - Oakville rEcess
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Canada - Willowdale rEcess
Willowdale, Ontario, Canada
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.
rEcess gives volunteers an opportunity to get to know children experiencing disability and gain new perspective and understanding.
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!