Help for Uniquely Gifted Souls
A ministry for children, teens and adults with special needs.
Our vision is to build a family of believers who find their worth in being known by God.
Our mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment, where we teach the love of Jesus to our students while freeing caregivers to find and follow Jesus.
saturday, april 29th at LifePoint Church
A day-long training program for teenagers interested in learning how to provide respite care for children who have disabilities and/or mental health issues in the child’s home. Provided by Caring Communities.
Training topics include:
DISABILITY AWARENESS • SAFETY • BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CARE PROVIDER •
POSITIONING • OVERVIEW OF COMMON DISABILITIES • COMMUNICATION WITH THE FAMILY• ASSISTIVE AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT • HOW TO SPEND TIME WITH THE CHILD AND MORE!
The training is free, anyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided! Please register by April 19th.
a respite event every first friday of the month
HUGS members, their siblings, and other members of the special needs community are invited to LifePoint Church for a fun night of games, art, crafts, friends, service projects, Bible lessons, prayer and so much more!
Registration is now open for April! Click here to register.
Parents are invited to drop off their children and enjoy a night out. If the individual needs one on one support, we will arrange for that to occur. Snacks will be provided.
Questions? Contact Brittney Hilling (email@example.com)
HUGS SMALL GROUPS
HUGS Parents are invited to participate in Walk Thru The Old Testament. Small Groups will be available during the third service while students are participating in HUGS services. Groups start Sunday, February 19th.
Please click here to register. It's not too late!
In May 2015, we celebrated the story of the HUGS ministry and how God has uniquely gifted each of us. The videos below are part of our celebration.
In the Beginning
We provide special one-on-one buddies to assist students who require it in order to participate fully in weekend children and student ministries activities. HUG Kids is available on Sundays at 10:00 and 11:30.
The Special Huggers class is a Bible class designed for childen with special needs, who need more individualized attention or a smaller classroom size. Classes generally include music, a bible story, craft and motor activity. The Special Huggers class is currently offered on Sundays at 10:00 and 11:30.
Additionally, we provide a class for developmentally challenged teens and adults. Students in this class learn biblical truths through creative lessons and music. Our HUG Givers class meets on Sunday mornings at 10:00 and 11:30.
*We ask that you contact Julie Keeler prior to your first visit so placement options can be discussed, and ask that a parent or caregiver remains in the student's classroom during (at least) their first visit to HUGS. We will begin providing services after our intake process is complete and as staff is available. Parents are asked to select a service time that their child will regularly attend.
For more information regarding the HUGS ministry, contact Julie Keeler, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.