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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).

  • The Terrace Guest House--Sep 22 Adoptive
    The Terrace Guest House--Sep 22 Adoptive
    Fri, Sep 22
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn
    Sep 22, 2:00 PM EDT – Sep 25, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Sep 22, 2:00 PM EDT – Sep 25, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Who: Adoptive & Foster Moms Where: New Market, MD When: September 22-25, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms, private & shared baths Requested Donation: $60-$250 (additional donations appreciated) Included: 3 nights lodging, meals are on your own Additional: Open kitchen
  • Lawton Place Manor- Sep 22
    Lawton Place Manor- Sep 22
    Fri, Sep 22
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor
    Sep 22, 2:00 PM EDT – Sep 25, 2:00 PM EDT
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Sep 22, 2:00 PM EDT – Sep 25, 2:00 PM EDT
    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: September 22-25, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms with private & shared baths Cost: $55-$250 per person requested donation, grants may be avail Included: 3 nights lodging
  • Seas The Connection-OH-2023
    Seas The Connection-OH-2023
    Fri, Sep 22
    Seas the Connection-Boundless Grace
    Sep 22, 7:00 PM EDT – Sep 25, 12:00 PM EDT
    Seas the Connection-Boundless Grace, 105 Wall St, Huron, OH 44839, USA
    Sep 22, 7:00 PM EDT – Sep 25, 12:00 PM EDT
    Seas the Connection-Boundless Grace, 105 Wall St, Huron, OH 44839, USA
    Who: Adoptive & Foster Moms Where: Huron, OH When: September 22-25, 2023 Guests: 7 rooms with shared baths (Air BnB style) Cost: $300 + transportation Included: 3 nights lodging, plus all meals & snacks included
  • The Terrace Guest House--Sep Winter Group
    The Terrace Guest House--Sep Winter Group
    Thu, Sep 28
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn
    Sep 28, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 02, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Sep 28, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 02, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Who: Mary Winter Group Where: New Market, MD When: Sep 28- Oct 2, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms, private & shared baths Requested Donation: $85-$250 (additional donations appreciated) Included: 4 nights lodging, meals are on your own Additional: Open kitchen
  • Lawton Place Manor- Sep 2023 Couples
    Lawton Place Manor- Sep 2023 Couples
    Fri, Sep 29
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor
    Sep 29, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 02, 2:00 PM EDT
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Sep 29, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 02, 2:00 PM EDT
    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: Sep 29-Oct 2, 2023 Guests: 6 private rooms with private baths Cost: $110-$160 per couple requested donation, grants may be avail Included: 3 nights lodging
  • The Cherry Tree Inn-IL-Sep 2023
    The Cherry Tree Inn-IL-Sep 2023
    Fri, Sep 29
    The Cherry Tree Inn & Cherry Branch Cott
    Sep 29, 3:00 PM CDT – Oct 02, 11:00 AM CDT
    The Cherry Tree Inn & Cherry Branch Cott, 344 Fremont St, Woodstock, IL 60098, USA
    Sep 29, 3:00 PM CDT – Oct 02, 11:00 AM CDT
    The Cherry Tree Inn & Cherry Branch Cott, 344 Fremont St, Woodstock, IL 60098, USA
    Who: Moms & female caregivers of loved ones with disabilities/illness Where: Woodstock, IL When: Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2023 Guests: 3 private rooms in the Guest House, each with a private bath. Cost: $165 + transportation and food Included: 3 nights lodging, breakfast daily Additional:
  • Lawton Place Manor- Oct 6
    Lawton Place Manor- Oct 6
    Fri, Oct 06
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor
    Oct 06, 12:00 PM EDT – Oct 09, 3:00 PM EDT
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Oct 06, 12:00 PM EDT – Oct 09, 3:00 PM EDT
    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: October 6-9, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms with private & shared baths Cost: $70-$250 per person requested donation, grants may be avail Included: 3 nights lodging
  • The Terrace Guest House--Oct 6 Wade Group
    The Terrace Guest House--Oct 6 Wade Group
    Fri, Oct 06
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn
    Oct 06, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 09, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Oct 06, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 09, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Who: Private Group--Wade/Virginia Moms Where: New Market, MD When: October 6-9, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms, private & shared baths Requested Donation: $60-$250 (additional donations appreciated) Included: 3 nights lodging, meals are on your own Additional: Open kitchen
  • Lawton Place Manor- Oct 13
    Lawton Place Manor- Oct 13
    Fri, Oct 13
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor
    Oct 13, 1:00 PM EDT – Oct 16, 1:00 PM EDT
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Oct 13, 1:00 PM EDT – Oct 16, 1:00 PM EDT
    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: October 13-16, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms with private & shared baths Cost: $55-$250 per person requested donation, grants may be avail Included: 3 nights lodging
  • The Terrace Guest House--Oct 13
    The Terrace Guest House--Oct 13
    Fri, Oct 13
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn
    Oct 13, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 16, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Oct 13, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 16, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Who: SN Moms, Adoptive/Foster Moms, & Adult Female Caregivers Where: New Market, MD When: October 13-16, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms, private & shared baths Requested Donation: $70-$250 (additional donations appreciated) Included: 3 nights lodging, meals are on your own Additional: Open kitchen
  • Azalea House B&B-TX- Oct Couples
    Azalea House B&B-TX- Oct Couples
    Fri, Oct 13
    Azalea House B&B
    Oct 13, 3:00 PM CDT – Oct 16, 11:00 AM CDT
    Azalea House B&B, 17744 FM1255, Canton, TX 75103, USA
    Oct 13, 3:00 PM CDT – Oct 16, 11:00 AM CDT
    Azalea House B&B, 17744 FM1255, Canton, TX 75103, USA
    Who: Caregiving COUPLES, including adoptive parents & Wounded Warrior families Where: Canton, TX When: October 13-16, 2023 Rooms: 9 suites, private baths Cost: $205 per couple + additional meals Included: 3 nights lodging, breakfast daily
  • Lawton Place Manor- Oct Adoptive
    Lawton Place Manor- Oct Adoptive
    Fri, Oct 20
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor
    Oct 20, 1:00 PM EDT – Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Oct 20, 1:00 PM EDT – Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Who: Adoptive & Foster Moms Where: Mt. Airy, GA When: October 20-23, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms with private & shared baths Cost: $55-$250 per person requested donation, grants may be avail Included: 3 nights lodging
  • The Terrace Guest House--Oct DYRK1A
    The Terrace Guest House--Oct DYRK1A
    Fri, Oct 20
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn
    Oct 20, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 23, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Oct 20, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 23, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Who: Moms & Caregivers of DYRK1A Where: New Market, MD When: October 20-23, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms, private & shared baths Requested Donation: $70-$250 (additional donations appreciated) Included: 3 nights lodging, meals are on your own Additional: Open kitchen
  • Scarborough Inn-NJ- Oct 2023
    Scarborough Inn-NJ- Oct 2023
    Fri, Oct 20
    The Scarborough Inn
    Oct 20, 4:00 PM EDT – Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
    The Scarborough Inn, 720 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
    Oct 20, 4:00 PM EDT – Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
    The Scarborough Inn, 720 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
    Who: SN Moms, Adoptive Moms, & Other Adult Female Caregivers Where: Ocean City, NJ When: October 20-23, 2023 Guests: (20) luxurious, modern rooms, some can be shared Cost: $180-$360 Included: 3 nights lodging, breakfast daily
  • Country Willows Inn-OR-Oct 2023
    Country Willows Inn-OR-Oct 2023
    Fri, Oct 20
    Country Willows Inn & Estate
    Oct 20, 3:00 PM PDT – Oct 23, 11:00 AM PDT
    Country Willows Inn & Estate, 1313 Clay St, Ashland, OR 97520, USA
    Oct 20, 3:00 PM PDT – Oct 23, 11:00 AM PDT
    Country Willows Inn & Estate, 1313 Clay St, Ashland, OR 97520, USA
    Who: SN Moms, Adoptive Moms, & other Adult Female Caregivers Where: Ashland, OR When: October 20-23, 2023 Rooms: 5 rooms, private baths, some can be shared Cost: $165 per guest + meals Included: 3 nights lodging, breakfast daily
  • Lawton Place Manor- Oct DMD
    Lawton Place Manor- Oct DMD
    Fri, Oct 27
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor
    Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT – Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT – Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Who: DMD Moms Where: Mt. Airy, GA When: October 27-30, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms with private & shared baths Cost: $70-$250 per person requested donation, grants may be avail Included: 3 nights lodging
  • The Terrace Guest House--Oct Adult Children
    The Terrace Guest House--Oct Adult Children
    Fri, Oct 27
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn
    Oct 27, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 30, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Oct 27, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 30, 2:00 PM EDT
    The Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, 32 W Main St, New Market, MD 21774, USA
    Who: Moms of Adult Children With Disabilities Where: New Market, MD When: October 27-30, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms, private & shared baths Requested Donation: $70-$250 (additional donations appreciated) Included: 3 nights lodging, meals are on your own Additional: Open kitchen
  • Lawton Place Manor- Nov COTH
    Lawton Place Manor- Nov COTH
    Fri, Nov 03
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor
    Nov 03, 1:00 PM EDT – Nov 06, 1:00 PM EST
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Nov 03, 1:00 PM EDT – Nov 06, 1:00 PM EST
    AMR at Lawton Place Manor, 136 7th St, Mt Airy, GA 30563, USA
    Who: Church of the Highlands Moms Where: Mt. Airy, GA When: November 3-6, 2023 Guests: 7 private rooms with private & shared baths Cost: SPONSORED, additional donations appreciated Included: 3 nights lodging
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