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Weekend for Grandmothers Raising Their Grandchildren.

April 3, 2017

Friday, June 2 thru Sunday, June 4, 2017

2017 GRANDS LOGO FOR WEB & FACEBOOK.pdfIf you are raising one or more grandchildren, and consider yourself to be of low income, we invite you to apply for our annual weekend in June, held at the Center of Renewal on the campus of Stella Niagara, near Lewiston, NY.

The weekend includes a modest private room, all meals, and lots of pleasant activities, all optional in case you just want to rest. The grounds are beautiful, so you could go for walks and breathe the fresh air. We’ll also have arts and crafts, movies, discussions, gentle stretching, pool time and massage therapy. Best of all, you will have an opportunity to get to know other grandmothers raising their grandchildren.

  • We may be able to help with transportation (for some locations).
  • We ask for a $15 donation at the time of the program.

To apply, you must complete

(1) an application form and

(2) a health form and

(3) have a referral either from an agency, counselor, healthcare professional or faith-based organization.

Applications available to download. See below.

For information, call 716/893-0931.

Send your completed application to

Women’s Respite Program

1301 Ferry Avenue

Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Application deadline: May 18, 2017

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Respite for Au-some Moms

March 2, 2017

Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9, at the Center of Renewal on the campus of Stella Niagara near Lewiston, NY

Just who is an au-some mom? For our purposes, an au-s0me mom is one who is raising a child on the autism spectrum.

The weekend includes a modest private room, all meals, and opportunities for rest, relaxation, discussions with other women, massage, reiki, art activities, prayer, yoga, quiet reflection, and walking the grounds. All activities are optional so if you just want to rest, that is your choice.

Out of deference to families raising a child on the spectrum, we recognize that two nights away may be more than is comfortable. If that is true for you, we recommend that you apply and indicate on the form that you can only stay one night.

Any au-some mom can apply, but please note that single moms and women with low incomes will be given priority.

Suggested donation is $15. If your application is accepted, you can bring your donation to the program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 23, 2017

See the flier and two necessary application forms below. If you have any questions, please call 893-0931.

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2017 Respite for Women with Cancer

January 18, 2017
The Women’s Respite Program will once again host a weekend for women with cancer at the Center of Renewal on the campus of Stella Niagara near Lewiston, NY.

The Program is scheduled for Friday, 4 pm, March 10 thru Sunday, 3 pm, March 12.

The weekend includes (modest) private room, all meals, and opportunities for rest, relaxation, discussions with other women, massage, reiki, reflexology, art activities, prayer, yoga, quiet reflection, (some) use of indoor pool, and walking the grounds. All activities are optional. If you just need to catch up on your sleep, you can do so.

You qualify to attend the retreat if you

  • have received a cancer diagnosis and are undergoing treatment or have recently completed treatment
  • are physically able to move between rooms and down hallways to meeting places

If you have any questions or doubts about your capacity to attend this weekend, please consult your physician.

Note that single moms, women raising children and women with low incomes will be given priority. Women currently in treatment also receive priority.

Suggested donation is $15. If your application is accepted, you can bring your donation to the program.

Some help with transportation may be available.

Scroll down to see links for a flier and an application form. To apply, fill out the application form below and mail in before the February 23 deadline.

After the deadline, you will receive a letter letting you know if your application is accepted plus additional details, such as what to pack.

For an application or more information:  716 893-0931.

Or visit our website: womensrespite.wordpress.com

Deadline to apply:  February 23, 2017

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Spaghetti Dinner & Basket Raffle to be held on Nov 19th

October 19, 2016

spagflyer2016wordpressBring your family and friends to our annual fundraiser. The dinner is homemade and there are soooo many great baskets to raffle. ALL the proceeds go the Women’s Respite Program.

Note the new venue this year: the Donovan Center of St. Andrew’s Church in Kenmore. Church is 1525 Sheridan Dr. (at the corner of Elmwood Ave). The Donovan Center is behind the church on Lowell Rd. There’s plenty of parking.

You can buy tickets at the door. We look forward to seeing you there!

October 4th Support Group for Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren

August 23, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Church of the Good Shepard

96 Jewett Parkway (between Parkside and Main Street in Buffalo)

10:00 am

If you have attended a Women’s Respite Program, and are a grandmother raising your grandchildren, we’d love to see you on October 4th. Come have a cup of tea and spend some time with other grandmothers. We’ll stay until 11:30.

Please call us and let us know you’re coming: 716-893-0931

If you have any questions, call 716-893-0931.

2016 Summer Respite for Moms

June 16, 2016

July 28, 29 and 30 (Thursday thru Saturday)

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Who is eligible: Moms of any marital status who are at least 25 years old and have a low income are welcome to apply for the 2016 Summer Respite Program. You must find your own childcare while you are attending the Respite Program.

Where:  the Center of Renewal on the Stella Niagara Campus, near Lewiston.

What to expect: The Women’s Respite Program provides a modest private room, all meals, linens, plus great recreational activities that are all optional. It all takes place in a beautiful, peaceful setting along the Niagara River. We even try to help with transportation.

To apply: Mom fills out 2-page application and 1-page health form.  Agency rep or social worker fills out 1-page referral form.

Cost:  No fee, but we request a $15 donation at the time of the program.

Send application to:  Women’s Respite Program ® 1301 Ferry Ave ® Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Application deadline: July 13, 2016

After the deadline, we will notify all applicants with a letter indicating whether or not they’ve been accepted into the program.

For information, or to obtain an application, call Teresa at

716/893-0931.

Respite for Grandmothers Raising Their Grandchildren

April 15, 2016

June 10 to June 12, 20162016 grandmothers

If you are raising your grandchildren, and consider yourself to be of low income, we invite you to apply for our annual weekend in June (see dates above).  The weekend program is held at the Center of Renewal on the campus of Stella Niagara, near Lewiston, NY.

The weekend includes a modest private room, all meals, and lots of pleasant activities, all optional in case you just want to rest. Best of all, you will have an opportunity to get to know other grandmothers raising their grandchildren throughout WNY.

Start time is 3 pm on Friday; we end at 3 pm on Sunday.

  • If you do not drive or cannot get a ride, we can help with transportation (for some locations).
  • We ask for a $15 donation at the time of the program.

To apply, you must complete

(1) an application form and

(2) a health form and

(3) have a referral either from an agency, counselor or faith-based organization.

Applications available to download.  See link below that says “2016 app pkg” and in the “Application” section of this website.

Send your completed application to Women’s Respite Program, 1301 Ferry Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.

We will notify you by mail after May 26 whether or not your application has been accepted.

Application deadline: May 26, 2016

For information: 716/893-0931

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