Sep 24, 2018
By Lauren Young, Staff Writer, Eagle News Online
An organization offering free respite weekends for parents with special needs children held its fifth annual Taste of David’s Refuge from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at RedBarn20 in Cazenovia. The event hosted over 60 guests to support the organization that provides free respite weekends for parental caretakers to relax and to revitalize their 24-hour roles.
Taste of David’s Refuge was designed to provide guests with a taste of the services offered to parents and guardians of children with special needs or life-threatening illnesses throughout the year. The organization started seven years ago; in its first year, it served just over 40 couples through respite weekends to promote self-care, reflection and community. This year, it will serve over 250 couples and in 2019, will grow to serve 350 couples through respite weekends.