This morning, Waverly & I visited Jill's House for an intake meeting. It is an amazing place, located just a few miles away from our home. Jill's House opened a few months ago on the campus of a local church. The pastor's daughter, Jill, is 20 years old and has significant special needs. He saw a need in the community to provide respite to families who have children with special needs. Jill's House will provide families with weekend respite and day camps. We will be able to take Waverly there (and Oliver when he turns 6) for either 24 or 48 hours.
I don't think there is another place like it in the US. The building is a beautiful lodge. They have private bedrooms and accessible bathrooms for each child. They even have a few Sleep Safe beds! There are sensory rooms, calming rooms, heated indoor pool, gym, music room, art room, computer lab, playground with fully accessible equipment. I want to stay there!!
I am so excited to have such an amazing institution so close by. Waverly is going to have a blast there.