“Our children can’t attend any of our Jewish schools or camps. Spot gives them the opportunity to make friends inside our community. We never dreamed it was possible. Spot not only provides outstanding services, they let everyone know that these children are our community’s treasures, and they deserve the highest level of care, love, and commitment.”

—Milaine

As a family that has some kids with high functioning disabilities,
life is not always easy. The Spot is literally a Godsend. It makes our house calm and normal for just a few hours. Knowing that people care is mind-blowing. You don’t know us well, and yet we feel so looked after, so cared for, not forgotten, like we matter. Thank you for all you do and the difference you make to so many Detroit families.

—Rachel

THE SPOT

Our daily after-school respite program is a lifesaver for special-needs children and their families. Our Spot kids enjoy safe, fun activities while their parents get some much-needed time to focus on the rest of their families.

THE NEED

Many kids with special needs lack opportunities to have fun and socialize with members of the community. Often, their parents need breaks from the demanding job of caring for a special needs child, so they can focus on themselves, their spouses, and their other children.

HOW WE FILL IT

Our daily three-hour program provides a fun and safe environment for its participants, as well as a hot dinner. It also frees parents up to concentrate on the other children in their family. In that time, parents can provide homework assistance, create a calm and relaxed dinner environment, and be better prepared to face the evening and bedtime routines.

100+
PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO BENEFIT DIRECTLY FROM EACH SPOT SESSION
1500+
RESPITE CARE HOURS PROVIDED MONTHLY
150+
SPOT PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS