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Caregiving can be isolating.

The need for real connection and community support for families affected by special needs is undeniable! Why? There are often multiple services available for their children but little to no community support for them so parents/caregivers can feel
extremely overwhelmed and very alone.

R[4] is working hard to change that!
Help create amazing opportunities for caregivers and their families to finally feel supported, appreciated,
understood and loved.
Reach out today...

According to a recent report, there are approximately 16.8 million parents and caregivers in the United States who are caring for special needs children. This can be a challenging task, as many of these children require extra attention and care. These caregivers often have to balance their own personal and professional responsibilities with the needs of their children, which can be overwhelming at times.

Caring for a loved one can take a significant toll on a person's physical and mental health.  This is not surprising considering the amount of stress and physical strain that caregiving can entail. It is important for caregivers to prioritize their own health needs and seek support from others when necessary.

Caregiving is an essential role that millions of people around the world take on every day. It can be incredibly rewarding to care for a loved one, but it can also be a challenging and emotionally taxing experience. It's not uncommon for caregivers to experience symptoms of depression. The constant stress and responsibility of caring for someone else, combined with the potential loss of personal time and social connections, can take a significant toll on a caregiver's mental health.

Caregiver burnout among parents of individuals with special needs is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that can occur when a caregiver doesn't receive the support they need. Caregivers need to seek support and connection with others in similar situations but doing so can be next to impossible. There just are not many groups or organizations offering support for parents/caregivers. Your gift helps these amazing caregivers avoid burnout by gifting them the opportunity to become an integral part of an amazingly inclusive community of families driven to encourage, inspire and empower one another! 

If you or a loved one need some extra support or encouragement, please reach out. R[4] is here for you.

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Your donation DOES make an impact!

Your gift brings smiles to the faces of those who get to finally experience meaningful and transformational connection. Each dollar you give provides parents/caregivers with opportunities to experience respite, community and support not only for them but for their entire families. Through R[4] Family Retreats, Mom’s Lunches and monthly family gatherings called The Interlude, together, we are creating safe, inclusive spaces for all to be seen, heard, valued and loved. And aren't those the things that we all seek? Make an impact today.

What does my gift actually provide?

Acceptance

"My boys are high energy [so] we go very, very few places especially with all three of them. They were accepted and when one started being aggressive later in the day, his buddy stepped in to lend a helping hand without judgement. They have talked all week since the retreat about the fun they had. I feel blessed that we got to take part in this. I came away refreshed from having some time off and the boys came home full of stories about their day. Thank you so much for doing this. I was really wondering when we signed up if the boys would be accepted, if they would fit in, etc. but it was such a wonderful experience. Thank you." 

The Impact

Our mission is to encourage, inspire and empower individuals with special needs, their parents/caregivers and their families. R[4] continues to develop unique ways to bless this extraordinary community; encouraging deeper connection, and inspiring a strong, inclusive community that empowers change. Building these relationships over the years with so many incredible families across the country has been an incredible honor.

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 A Deeper Impact

Become a PANDA (Partner in Advancement Nurturing Determined Adventurers) today. Your monthly gift creates an even deeper impact and makes a HUGE difference all throughout the year. It is the most effective way to partner with families to create even more opportunities for connection and support. 

How We Transform Caregiver Isolation and Burnout into Belonging and Empowerment

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R[4] Family Retreats

An opportunity for the family to get away to experience something really special. Make some beautiful family memories and exhale while enjoying some respite time with other parent/caregivers who just "get it." This is an activity your family will want to be part of for years to come!

Mom’s Lunch

Monthly lunches at local restaurants in North Texas. This is a safe space for moms of individuals (children or adults) with special needs to get together to hear stories from other moms, tell their own story if they’re comfortable doing so and to find their voice in a non-threatening and inviting environment.

3rd Sunday Family Funday

Come join us each month on the 3rd Sunday of the month for a special time of community building and family fun. Each month will have different options for both kids and parents/caregivers. Come check it out! You'll be glad you did.

Events

  • Mom's Lunch - Kaufman/Rockwall County
    Mom's Lunch - Kaufman/Rockwall County
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 08
    Location is TBD
    Mar 08, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Mar 08, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Come join other moms like you for a time of conversation and connection over lunch.
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  • 3rd Sunday Family Funday
    3rd Sunday Family Funday
    Sun, Mar 17
    Dallas
    Mar 17, 2024, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Dallas, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Mar 17, 2024, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Dallas, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Spring has (almost) sprung! Let's celebrate with an R4 3rd Sunday Family Funday!
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