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.

rEcess Sites

Opportunities for Children Experiencing Disability

Opportunities for Siblings

Volunteer Hours

Find a rEcess Near You

Indian Springs Baptist Church

Bryant, Arkansas

Contact:  hondanlr@sbcglobal.net

New Heights Church

Decatur Assembly of God

Decatur, Arkansas

Contact: funkhouser04@gmail.com

99 Balloons National Organization

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Contact:  rebecca@99balloons.org

Christ Community Church

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Contact:  katecully15@gmail.com

Grace Church NWA

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Contact: bkleonard8@gmail.com

Fellowship Bible Church NWA

Rogers, Arkansas

Contact: recess.fellowship@gmail.com

University Covenant Church

Davis, California

Contact: browynleighmurphy@gmail.com

Ekko Church

Fullerton, California

Contact: caroline@ekkochurch.com

Dillon Community Church

Dillon, Colorado

Contact: heidirclark@gmail.com

Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church

Englewood, Colorado

Contact: cread@cherrycreekpres.org

Community Fellowship Church

Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Contact: sara.barkdoll@gmail.com

First Presbyterian Church

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Contact: jess.concienne@gmail.com

Crossway Church

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Contact: angela@visitcrossway.org

First Baptist Church Bolivar

Bolivar, Missouri

Contact: hollylshuler@yahoo.com

Our Lady Catholic Church

Festus, Missouri

Contact: rmroth70@charter.net

The Venues

Springfield, Missouri

Contact: amandapollmann@thevenues.org

First Christian Church

North Canton, Ohio

Contact: tbussey@firstchristian.com

Salem Alliance Church

Salem, Oregon

Contact: 2johnstons@comcast.net

Brentwood Baptist

Brentwood, Tennessee

Contact: eaxford@brentwoodbaptist.com

Concord Community Church

Brentwood, Tennessee

Contact: Cheryl.Corle@gmail.com

Independent Presbyterian Church

Memphis, Tennessee

Contact: carolstokes61@gmail.com

Heights Baptist Church

Alvin, Texas

Contact: pastorlee@heightschurch.org

A&M Church of Christ

College Station, Texas

Contact: thadams7@gmail.com

Watermark Community Church

Dallas, Texas

Contact: recess@watermark.org

Redeemer Church

Lubbock, Texas

Contact: hailey@redeemerlubbock.org

Bayou City Fellowship - Spring Branch

Houston, Texas

Contact: megan@bayoucityfellowship.com

First Baptist Church of Hurricane

Hurricane, West Virginia

Contact: danielle@fbcoh.com

St Jude's Anglican Church

Carlton, VIC

Contact: abrown@stjudes.org.au

Kingsway Baptist Church

Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Contact: heartstoneministries16@gmail.com

Oakville rEcess

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Contact: andrea.humeniuk@gmail.com

New Life Dresher Presbyterian Church

 

Dresher, PA

Contact: amy.gill@newlifedresher.org

Willowdale rEcess

Willowdale, Ontario, Canada

Contact: Ee.jinah@gmail.com

Grace Point Church West

San Antonia, Texas

Contact: cristina.flores@gracepoint.org

Park Cities Presbyterian Church

Dallas, TX

Contact: Jeanie.Cox@pcpc.org

The Go Family Org

Contact: david@thegofamily.org

Revolution Church

Contact: spectrumoflight@revchurchtx.com

rEcess Serves 

Families

The entire family is served as parents get a night off while their kids have the best night of their week with friends.

Churches

99 Balloons equips your church to serve families experiencing disability and expand the welcome of your church.

Volunteers

rEcess gives volunteers an opportunity to get to know children experiencing disability and gain new perspective and understanding.

Interested In

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!