Jill’s House welcomes children ages 6 to 17 who live with intellectual disabilities such as autism, brain injury and Down syndrome. To give their families a break from the rigors of care, we provide short-term overnight stays and day camps.
Jill’s House exists to celebrate these special children in a safe, fun place, while renewing their families by giving them the gift of respite. At Jill’s House, children enjoy adventures in our 42,000‐square‐foot, 45‐bed, innovative facility, where they experience activities specifically designed to keep them active, stimulated, learning and entertained during the day. At night, they enjoy cozy and comfortable sleeping areas, all monitored with constant and watchful care.
Families of children with special needs are often overwhelmed by the emotional and financial demands of constant care and are in desperate need of relief. Additionally, children with intellectual disabilities struggle with communication barriers, social isolation, and usually do not have opportunities to have sleepovers, attend camps, go to birthday parties or take part in other activities that most kids take for granted.
When you donate $125, you give the gift of Jill's House to a child with special needs and the gift of time to the ones who love them.
While we offer this loving care in a Christian community, Jill’s House celebrates every child without regard to race, religion or ethnicity. Our goal is to make an overnight stay at Jill’s House an option for as many special children and their families as possible. We need your help!
After a family pays their portion, Jill’s House still needs to raise $125 per child just to cover the direct care costs—food, activities, nurses and specially trained child care specialists. When you donate $125, you give the gift of Jill’s House to a child with special needs and the gift of time to the ones who love them. One hundred percent of your contribution through the Sponsor-a‐Child‐for‐a‐Night program goes to the direct costs incurred during one child’s stay for one night. When you make your gift recurring, you allow Jill’s House to provide a family a steady stream of breaks, a proven method to reduce stress and increase the family’s ability to care for its child.
Specifically, your recurring gift of $125 gives one child with special needs:
- a fun place to make crafts, visit with animals or swim
- slumber parties and birthday parties with friends
- a nurse to safely deliver complex medical care
- individualized nutritious meals and
- the loving care of a highly trained child care specialist
You give the child's family
- time to reconnect with each other, to renew their marriage and to spend time with their other children
- peace of mind, knowing their child is well cared for and
- desperately needed relief and renewal to be the best parents they can be to their special children
By sponsoring a child for a night, you help these amazing families breathe easy for a night by providing safe, overnight care for their children. Please sponsor a child today.
“Jill’s House is like a girls night out, which is extra special for these little ones who are often isolated socially. It’s a safe and exciting destination for the girls.” —Sheryl Warne
Download the Sponsor a Child For A Night brochure
Yes, I want to sponsor a child:
To mail your contribution, please send to: PO Box 9104 McLean, VA 22012