I am beyond thankful for the time that our child with special needs was able to spend at Spark 2 Hope! Our child requires a one on one at all times throughout each day. Sometimes it can be extremely challenging to get in quality time with our other children without constantly having to gaze on our sweet little man with special needs. We were able to attend an event with family that would have been very difficult to do without the help of the staff at Spark 2 Hope. Were were able to get a full day of a break and words can't express how much this meant to our family. there are so many wonderful things for our son to do at Spark 2 Hope. Our son has met new friends and has had a blast playing with all of the great there for him to do there. We can't say enough about how great it is to have help available to recharge our mental and physical batteries as caregivers. We consider it a great privilege to have this service available to families in need like ours. Helping caregivers help the community over all. When we have healthier caregiver we have healthier kids. There couldn't have been a better name chosen then Spark 2 Hope, it certainly has given me a greater hope for the overall health of our family. I am thankful to have that extreme need of respite available to families in need like ours. Thank you Spark 2 Hope! You Rock!! -J.R.
We have needed a place like Spark 2 Hope for the last 2 year! My son has PTSD and reactive attachment disorder, and it is hard for him to learn and be successful in environments with little structure, no purposeful self- regulating times and rooms full of kids with only one or two supervising workers. At Spark2 Hope, has has a trained adult who can watch him interact with his group of 2 or 4 other kids. Giving him the personal attention he craves. They can see when he is upset or frustrated and help him to make healthy choices in the moment instead of not realizing a problem until the meltdown when it is too late. There is no other facility in the north metro that provides the care and services that our child needs, the chance to be around peers and learning basic social interactions in a safe environment, one where he is accepted for his delays and diagnosis. Most specialized camps are for autism only and the rest are for kids who do not have medical diagnoses that require a helping hand. Spark 2 Hope will us the respite care we need, without the worry, when we have meetings or appointments that he can't attend or on a day we both work. He loves being around other kids and we love that he gets the chance at Spark 2 Hope! - M.P.