Respitality is one of the beautiful ideas that grew into a vibrant program based on a need that was evident in our community. It is a combination of respite care and hospitality, wrapped up with love, and provided to the families of children with special needs. We have over 450 families registered through the program — they each get one night a year to stay in a local hotel and receive a basket full of treats. For many of our families, this is the only chance they will get all year to get away and have their batteries recharged. We hear over and over again, how grateful the families are – how much they needed and appreciate the break. Parents everywhere can identify with that crazy need sometimes to escape the kids – imagine how hard that would be if your child has special needs that make a regular babysitter impossible. Our families often face exhaustion and isolation — they need a break. And so, here at The Cridge, we are so thrilled to be able to give them that much-deserved break – to bless them with that opportunity to take a breath, relax and know that their child is well cared for. We are also so grateful for the hotels who provide their rooms free of charge, and the local businesses who provide us with gifts and other products with which to pamper our families.
Learn more about the Cridge Respitality program and its services.