The AMR Difference
PROACTIVE vs REACTIVE Self-Care
A Mother's Rest is a unique, nationwide respite & fellowship experience exclusively for parents and caregivers raising children with disabilities.
Our 501c3 charity is committed to the proactive health care of special needs parents through frequent & affordable respite retreats. We are redefining "respite" and creating a comprehensive care program that alleviates the life strains of these families.
AMR functions under the premise that "you can't pour from an empty cup". Our nationwide network of bed and breakfast "Porch Partner" inns makes respite retreats available and affordable to parents all over the US and Canada. And we do it with private funding.
It is core to our goals to not add to the tax burden, nor to be limited by restrictions of receiving government funding. We want to be able to say YES to caregivers when they ask for help.
Our *children* are worthy of our *healthiest* best.
At A Mother's Rest, RESPITE is not only a "period of time"... it is a place and a feeling. In a small group bed and breakfast setting, respite is a refuge right on the front porch. It is a quiet sanctuary of fellowship with others who truly understand the challenges of raising children with special needs. Respite is a reprieve, even if short-lived, from the hardships of everyday life. It is lifting the emotional, and sometimes financial, burdens of someone who is struggling.
What Makes An AMR Retreat Different? Quiet. Peace. No schedule. No speakers, no sessions, no planned anything. Completely free-style to maximize your time away, and so you get the true, recuperative rest and decompression your body needs.
At A Mother's Rest, "respite" is an action word...for us, it is an outreach, a ministry, to serve others like us who too often say "no, I can't", "no, I shouldn't", "no, I can't afford it". We offer retreats for Moms, Dads, Couples, Mommy & Me, Daddy & Me, Families, Grandparents, Special Educators, and Adoptive Families.
Stage 1: National B&B Network of "Porch Partners"
Stage 2: Our flagship respite inn located in new Market, md (The Terrace Guest House)
Stage 3: Our YES! Fund
Stage 4: Our Child Care grant fund
Stage 5: Our Summer Camp Grant Fund
Stage 6: Our Home base Sanctuary Inn In Afton, Virginia
Stage 7: the roll out and expansion of "raising appalachia"
Stage 8: Cornerstone Cafe property (coffee shop, bakery, wine tasting, garden market, rescue animal therapy barn, thrift shop, etc)
Stage 9: Flagship respite centers in other states
stage 10:Planned community for retired parents and their disabled adult children.