This team of volunteers provides group respite care at HLC on Thursday afternoons. The ministry provides a supervised environment where caregivers can drop off family members who have special needs for a few hours each week.
My Time for Free Time Group Respite provides a supervised environment where caregivers can drop off family members with special needs from 1:00pm – 4:00pm Thursday afternoons each week. Caregivers are provided respite from their duties and special needs adults can participate in supervised recreational activities. This service is open to the anyone in the community not just for members.
Some Hope Lutheran Church members have special needs which may be the result illness, injury, or cognitive impairment. Caring for special needs adults is often the full-time responsibility of family caregivers. Caregivers often need some free time from their responsibilities; special needs adults can benefit from opportunities to participate in supervised recreational activities in a safe environment.
Who can join the team?
Team members must have completed training to work with special needs adults. However, no previous experience is necessary—just a willingness to serve and support this ministry.
What’s the time commitment?
Team members are asked to dedicate three hours each week on Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the church. The Team leader may periodically call meetings as needed for one hour or less.
How do I volunteer?
Contact the team leaders or inquire at the church office.