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Our Purpose

The goals of A Mother’s Rest are to:

  1. Redefine "respite" as it applies to  parents and caregivers who have loved ones with disabilities and/or chronic illness.  

  2.  Change the way caregiver respite is viewed and valued in the disability community as a whole.

  3. Promote the  long term significance of  "caring for the caregivers"...self-care is  just as important as self-sacrifice.

  4. Champion a societal paradigm shift making respite a proactive (not reactive) part of parental healthcare.

  5. Enable long-term caregivers  to allow themselves recuperative rest and therapeutic  fellowship outside of the home.

  6. Strengthen the overall health of the family unit to ensure the best care to these loved ones with special needs. 

  7. Make fellowship affordable, everywhere, and often to caregivers from all economic backgrounds.

  8. Empower & equip local communities to care for their extra needs families proactively.

  9. Become a premier national respite resource for families of disabled children & adults. 

The plans of  A Mother's Rest are to:

  1. Create a guilt-free, judgment-free, confidential  community where special needs caregivers can safely share the challenges they are facing in daily life.

  2. Provide material, therapeutic, in-person recuperative rest, fellowship & support exclusively to mothers and other caregivers of disabled children and adults.     

  3. Purchase and run our own Respite Retreat Inns regionally, nationwide. The provision of a physical place of sanctuary that is open year-round is the cornerstone of our efforts.  

  4. Leverage  a nationwide network of existing bed and breakfast inns to host year-round, personalized, small-group retreat events, for A Mother's Rest families.

  5. Coordinate special Signature AMR Events for couples, women, and families. (Mommy & Me, Jellystone Park, etc)

  6. Minimize the financial barrier to caregivers with the help of private, church, foundation and corporate sponsorship.

  7. Facilitate respite retreats in support of our military spouses/caregivers, couples, and the veterans themselves.

  8. Partner with existing local organizations to assist with child care while parents are  away on their retreats.

  9. Provide significant grant funding for disabled children to attend SUMMER CAMPS.  

  10. Support special needs families and caregivers in the local rural Virginia communities with financial and material assistance. (Raising Appalachia program).

  • Lawton Place Manor- Feb 3
    Fri, Feb 03
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor
    Feb 03, 12:00 PM EST – Feb 06, 3:00 PM EST
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Who: SN Moms, Adoptive Moms, & other adult female caregivers Where: Mt. Airy, GA When: February 3-6, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms with private & shared baths Cost: $50-$250 per person requested donation, grants may be avail Included: 3 nights lodging
  • The Terrace Guest House--Feb 3
    Fri, Feb 03
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn
    Feb 03, 3:00 PM EST – Feb 06, 3:00 PM EST
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Who: SN Moms, Adoptive Moms, & other adult female caregivers Where: New Market, MD When: February 3-6, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms, private & shared baths Requested Donation: $50-$250 (grants may be avail) Included: 3 nights lodging, meals are on your own Additional: Open kitchen
  • Lawton Place Manor- Valentine Couples
    Fri, Feb 10
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor
    Feb 10, 12:00 PM EST – Feb 13, 3:00 PM EST
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Who: Parents of children with SN and other caregiving couples Where: Mt. Airy, GA When: February 10-13, 2023 Guests: 6 private rooms with private baths Cost: $110-$160 per couple requested donation, grants may be avail Included: 3 nights lodging
  • The Terrace Guest House--Single Moms
    Fri, Feb 10
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn
    Feb 10, 2:00 PM – Feb 13, 3:00 PM
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Who: SINGLE/UNMARRIED moms of children with disabilities Where: New Market, MD When: February 10-13, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms, private & shared baths Requested Donation: $50-$250 (grants may be avail) Included: 3 nights lodging, meals are on your own Additional: Open kitchen