Jill’s House is a Christian nonprofit organization that provides families raising kids with intellectual disabilities, ages 6-22, with short-term overnight respite care in the DC metro area and around the country.
Kids enjoy fun activities tailored to their interests and abilities for 24-48 hour stays, meanwhile their parents get a chance to rest and recharge. We offer care for the whole family through regularly scheduled typical sibling nights, parent support groups, and family retreats.
Rest is vital for families raising kids with intellectual disabilities, due to the high amount of stress they face every day. Respite care is proven to reduce this stress by 60% within the first night, and helps create a healthier environment of balance for the family as a whole.
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Caring for kids with intellectual disabilities is complex and at times can feel like a full time job. Whether due to specific behavioral needs, strict medication regimen, or special equipment that most people have never seen, parents can’t simply call up a babysitter to get a break. Thats where Jill’s House come’s in.
In short, we give parents time. We call this time, respite.