Jill's House provides respite for children with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Greater Washington, DC area. We serve boys and girls, ages six through seventeen, with intellectual disabilities without regard to race, religion, or ethnicity. Our mission is to be a safe haven to which parents can entrust their children, allowing the parents a time of rest. To ensure that parents and caregivers get a real break, typical siblings are welcome to stay at Jill’s House.
We believe that parents of children with intellectual disabilities need more support. Our hope is that our model will help change the way communities address the needs of families with children with special needs.
Left to right: Brenda Solomon, Amy Grant, Catherine Reynolds and Alison Starling
A Celebration of Special Children was an evening to remember.
Nearly 500 people gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner on May 4 to celebrate the children of Jill’s House. Hosted by Wayne and Catherine Reynolds and the Jill’s House Board of Directors, the black-tie event featured Grammy and Dove Award winner Amy Grant, and was emceed by Leon Harris and Alison Starling of WJLA-TV/ABC 7.
Sponsor a Child for a Night at Jill's House
Jill’s House needs more sponsors to provide respite and renewal to extraordinary families! Celebrate children with special needs by becoming a monthly sponsor today. For more information, contact Althea Katona at email@example.com or 703.639.5666.
About Jill's House
Jill's House is a state of the art facility staffed with trained professionals equipped to care for your child's special needs. At Jill's House, your child will be cared for by professionals and highly trained staff who will guide your child through opportunities to interact with other children and take part in a variety of activities. There will be times of learning and fun as your child discovers a new home away from home in our comfortable, safe and friendly environment.
We invite you to get to know us better here on our website. Click around and see what we're about. Watch a video about our families or read a story about a child who benefits from being a part of Jill's House. When you are ready, schedule a visit to tour our facility or click the register link for information on how to plan your child's stay with us.
We are delighted that you want to join us in our efforts to provide care and support to children with disabilities and their families. There are many ways you can join in the work of Jill’s House!
There are dozens of ways to get involved volunteering your time at Jill's House. If you are interested in training and placement in a spot that uses your gifts and matches your time availability, start here.
We rely on your prayers to sustain and support us on every level. Each week we send out a prayer letter by email with specific requests and needs. To join our prayer team, click here.
Jill’s House is honored to have had the support and encouragement over the years from many organizations, corporations and companies. Click here for a list of entities, or for information on becoming a partner.
Ways to Give
There are several ways you can support the work happening at Jill's House.
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Read more about how Jill’s House is providing compassionate help to families through respite in the December Issue of this Christian magazine.
WAMU radio aired this inspiring story about the McNeil’s on December 21.
On August 30 and 31, FamilyLife Today hosts Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine interviewed Brenda Solomon and Cameron Doolittle about what God is doing at Jill’s House.
Jill’s House was featured on Fresh Perspective on 94.7 Fresh FM on August 5. Show host Jen Richer interviewed Denise Daffron, vice president of advancement at Jill’s House, about the history of Jill’s House and the impact we are making on families of children with special needs.