A place where families living with disability find rest, hope, and community in the body of Christ.
A family retreat that builds the family unit with disabilities.
Inspire 4 Hope Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advocating and supporting families who are caregivers of children and adults with special needs through education, advocacy and respite services. The inspiration began with Vanessa Howard who is the Founder and CEO. Vanessa has been a caregiver for her son, who has special needs, for 20 years. She knows first hand the challenges caregivers face on a day-to-day basis. It is her hope to create a support system for caregivers that will help them to heal and grow. A support system that will strengthen them to learn how to advocate through various systems and create inclusion and opportunities in the communities in which they live for their loved ones living with special needs.
When there is a person living with disabilities within a family dynamic everyone is affected. Each person makes a level of sacrifice in order for the child or adult living with disabilities to have a good quality of life. Sometimes siblings and even the significant other feels neglected. It is a very real and sensitive situation.
Inspire Family Retreat is a time of respite for the entire family. A time of empowerment and rejuvenation through our keynote speakers; group sessions for siblings, spouses and caregivers.