Respite Endowment Organization is a 501c3, not for profit agency dedicated to providing rest opportunities and education to parents of children with special needs.
By supporting and focusing on the parents/caregivers of special needs children, REOrg take care of families. REOrg fills the gap for families waiting on the Illinois PUNS list (Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services). Our programs prevent neglect and abuse of children, support parents feeling stressed/depressed and supply relief for caregivers. Our goals are rest, awareness and education.
Respite : 2017 REOrg Respite at Alive Center Naperville
Teen Mentor & Adult volunteers receive special training. Then they mentor and care 1:1, once a month, in a 3 hour respite program for children with special needs & siblings, ages 3 - 13. Preregistration is required and made possible through community grants including:
The Rotary Naperville Downtown and Exchange Club of Naperville.
*RN from Bright Star Naperville & Special Recreation Therapist on staff for every session.
FREE Education Series: families greatest needs are access to information. We now provide this through monthly education and resource provider presentations.
Support Services: Social skills groups, art therapy & music therapies are helpful to bring confidence, therapeutic support and blended community collaboration while parents can even take short breaks. Classes are offered at low cost, offset by grant funding, insurance coverage (in some instances) and even scholarships for those who cannot afford fees.
What our recipient families
have to say:
- Thank you, again, for your support. Your organization is a true blessing for families like ours!!
- Thank you, for starting such a wonderful program for some very needed relief for parents with special needs children!
- Thank you so much! It was a great time to rejuvenate!
REOrg is proud to work with the following businesses and Organizations:
Respite Endowment Organization is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.