Friday NITE Friends serve families with special needs children so parents can take a break from their continuous care.
Medical Room: Our highest level of care for children birth to 15 years old who are medically fragile and/or require on-going treatment. This would include children with feeding tubes, apnea monitors, severe asthma, immune system dysfunction, etc. This room is staffed by several registered nurses and volunteers. Admission to the program is based on need and each family can utilize the program twice a month.
Special Care Rooms: We serve children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, etc. Children are separated into five rooms based on age. Each room is staffed by a supervising adult and three or four adult and/or teen volunteers. Special care families can use the program once every four weeks. We currently care for special needs children from birth through age 15.
Sibling Care: We also provide care for the sibling of our special need children. This is basically a sitter service. Siblings 7 to 12 years old play in a large recreation room or watch movies or play games in the sibling room. Four to six adult and/or teen volunteers supervise sibling care. Siblings under 7 years old are included in the age appropriate special care room.
Friday NITE Friends Dinner Donations: Would you like to help the Friday NITE Friends program in a unique way? You can help our program by helping to feed our volunteers. Each time we meet, we need to feed our volunteers, typically 25-30 individuals. You can help by signing up to provide a meal with a main course and dessert. (We will provide the drinks and all necessary paper goods.)
To sign up to help, click on the button below. All food donations can be brought to the kitchen at the church before noon or after 4:30pm on Fridays. Please mark FNF on any food you drop off early to make sure it gets to us.