FIRST FRIDAYS RESPITE PROGRAM
First Fridays is a program that provides an evening of respite for parents of special needs children and adults once a month at no charge. We'll be resuming First Fridays in September 2021 (but meeting on the 2nd Friday due to Labor Day)
A team of volunteers provide childcare for special needs children & and their siblings on the first Friday evening of the month while their parents enjoy a night out. We maintain a one-to-one ratio with the special needs children to ensure safety and individualized care. We have one or more nurses to assist with medical-related tasks, as well as other volunteers who enjoy playing with the siblings.
Each participant has the opportunity to play in a group or by themselves based upon their needs and preferences. We offer music, crafts, gym time, quiet activities, movies and special entertainment.
Check out a great video from MyArlingtonTX's Dream Builders series, featuring our First Friday program.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Rev. Kay Lancaster or call 817-274-2571.