Respite events are an important way the church can care for special-needs families and reach their communities.
Our church offers respite events four times a year. We set our age limit from 5-15 and include typical siblings. We do different options for days of the week and times so more people get an opportunity to attend. Our often last 3 hours so parents have time to enjoy their extended time together. We advertise through our school district, who includes the event details in an email to all parents, and on social media (community Facebook groups are an especially helpful way to advertise).