Jill's House provides overnight respite care for children with special needs. Located in Northern Virginia, this state-of-the-art facility staffed with professional caregivers serves children between the ages of six and seventeen with intellectual disabilities. Jill's House provides a joyful experience of fun and adventure in a safe, friendly environment, while giving their families a much-needed rest from caring for these special children. You can read more about their stories on the website.
As the parent of a child with developmental delays, I know first-hand the need for a place like Jill's House. Years of insufficient sleep, hundreds of therapy visits, and the mental demands of deciphering a verbally impaired child's needs is physically and emotionally exhausting. And my child's case is relatively mild! It is critical that these families receive respite so that they can go on another day with added strength to care for their loved ones.
Several years ago, when I learned Jill's House was being constructed, I knew that I wanted to help. When it opened, I became a volunteer, but I wanted to do more to contribute financially. Creating imageSpeak has given me that opportunity. I encourage you to visit their website and become inspired to help, too.