Next Event is Saturday, 4/27. Registration is open!
BREATHE Respite Care
"BREATHE is a respite care service for parents/guardians of a child with a special need to give them a break from caregiving. Virtus trained Adult, college and high school volunteers are needed to be a “buddy” to a person with a disability.
Details for the next BREATHE event:
When: Saturday April 27, 2024 Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Where: Church of the Nativity- Leawood, KS
BREATHE is Respite Care, a break in care-giving for families who have a family member with a disability. Volunteers work generally 1:1 or 2:1 in a recreational/leisure setting. Volunteers 16 and older are VIRTUS trained and all volunteers 14 and older have adult supervision. A registered nurse is on staff to provide medical care and any necessary procedures such as medications, tube feeding, and toileting needs. A meal is provided.
Summer 2024 dates: June 14 – 16 Registration is open!
Special Needs Family Camp
SUMMER 2024 Dates: June 14 - 16
Camp Tekakwitha & The Special Needs Ministry of the Archdiocese offers Family Camp designed especially for you! Enjoy a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to spend quality time with the family you and God have created.
There will be special activities to enjoy as a family (Mass, meals, prayer time, fun time), as well as separate activities for parents/guardians, siblings, and your family member with a disability. Each participant with a disability will have a camp buddy to accompany them and be of assistance for the family throughout the weekend.
For more information and/or to register, go to: https://archkck.org/camp-tekakwitha/family-camps/
Summer 2024 dates: TBD Registration coming!
Totus Tuus Special Needs Camp
SUMMER 2024 Dates:
Totus Tuus (“Totally Yours”) is a Marian devotional program designed to help young people grow in faith.
Led by missionaries who spend their summer hosting these events throughout the archdiocese.
The Totus TuusTeams offer an adapted Totus Tuus program for people with special needs!! This Totus Program is for persons ages 6 to adult with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
The week gives participants an opportunity to take part in daily Mass, learn about the rosary and the Ten Commandments and join in various activities and crafts.