These events are events that can be completed in a few hours. They provide a relaxing time and then allows the parents to get back to their daily responsibilities. Future funding coming soon… Promoting couple time creates healthier relationships which in turn will promote the progression of the individual with disability to meet individual goals and overal life satisfaction.
Many times parents are told what their child’s diagnosis is whether Cerebral Palsy or Autism it is important to understand what that means for their child. The expectation will be that HOPE can provide the funding for these parents to get a better understanding of the disability and be able to ask professional’s questions that are unclear or that they have previously been too scared to ask.
Conferences provide information on the newest technology, support devices, equipments and a support system. Parents will come in contact with leaders in the disability community and have a chance to tell their story and get tips to support their individual better. Conferences also give parents some time together to focus on each other while becoming well informed parents.
stay with-in city. Money situations are really tight for many families who have children with disabilities. Parents need a chance to engage in romantic settings to relieve stress and to focus on each other while their individual is being supported. This stay with-in the city will allow the parents to be away from home but not have the anxiety of being out of reach if their child was to need them.
Day spa treatments would provide parents with opportunities to relieve stress together before having to deal with the day to day pressures and stressors of having a child with a developmental disability.
HOPE is a nonprofit program that was developed to support parents with children who have developmental disabilities. There is an understanding of the relationship struggles that exist with all couples but it seems to be amplified for parents with children who have developmental disabilities.
HOPE believes when parents take time to focus on each other they become better parents for their children. HOPE also believes that spending time away from children together can promote a healthier relationship. HOPE wants to contribute to the survival and successes of relationships which will in turn bring about the best from children who have developmental disabilities.
Note: HOPE desires to assist as many families as possible. Therefore receiving funds can only be requested and received once per year.
The HOPE application review committee reserves the right to request additional information or use discretion when reviewing any application. If you have any questions about the application process or HOPE requirements please feel free to contact HOPE at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-243-6171
Nick & I just wanted to let you know how much fun we had this weekend. It was such a great, relaxing time - we both enjoyed ourselves immensely. The accommodations were fantastic, just what we needed. I want to thank you and the people at HOPE so very, very much for making this happen for us.
Having the opportunity to get away was not within my means financially. Every summer I tried to be optimistic about vacationing just to get me through the summer. I would tell myself that I’d wait until the rates went down or that I’d just go and stay at a hotel in town and pretend I was out of town. That didn’t make much senses being that my funds were very low. Being able to leave town and simply enjoy doing whatever I wanted to was such a blessing for me and I’m so very greatful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I think more than anything that made this mini-vacation so great was that it was spontaneous. We never would have planned a trip away from the kids in less than a week’s time. We would have felt guilty taking off from work and asking friends to watch the kids…but because it was “given” to us, everyone jumped in to help make it work.