We provide respite, after care and camps for those with disabilities and their families.
We create connections between local families affected by disabilities.
We equip the larger community to accept and include families affected by disabilities.
Local and distant families join us for hard-to-find services provided by experienced and caring staff, and stay with us for the community and sense of belonging we work so hard each day to foster.
Our families learn that they are not alone and are able to experience a sense of relief, support, security, and hope that they struggled to find previously.
- Number of families helped through respite services per month.
- People participated in Embrace Family Camp 2019.
- Our after care program has expanded to 5 schools.
- Most Embrace families find our day camp to be indispensable.
Embrace is a very loved and appreciated part of our lives. It offers community and respite, after school care, and a sense of acceptance and belonging that can sometimes be hard to come by. Embrace understands challenges and cares about helping to overcome them. They are always there to help however they can, and for this, we are forever grateful.
Embrace family camp was the best time our family has had together in 11 years. Until now, a family vacation had not been possible. The care, support, and love shown to each of us at camp has instilled a hope our family had since lost.
Comfort. Knowing even though we don’t “need” to utilize all the resources Embrace has to offer – it’s great knowing such a caring program and community of people “from our world” are right here. We happily support Embrace whenever we can – such an important asset to the community and so many families.
Family camp was an experience I never thought possible for James. It serves our entire family and gave us a week full of love, inclusion, acceptance, and community.
We left family camp full of tears, both happy and sad. The bonding there was amazing. My family has been attending church and now I have a tribe of other special needs moms who have cheered me on and cried alongside me since family camp.
Our kids had a great time for sure, but I think going to camp was most important for us as parents. First and foremost, we connected with other parents who understand where we are in life. While we have many friends who also have children our kids’ ages, none of them have children with special needs. None of them understand the challenges, the fears, the heartaches of having a child with special needs. It can be a lonely place.