Recognition & Respite for Special Needs Caregivers

Chances are, you know a special needs caregiver.

16.3 million

People in the U.S. are a caregiver to a child with special needs

That number is staggering and also a wake up call.  Most of us know of someone who is caring for a child with special needs and if you don’t personally know of someone, you can be assured that they are in your neighborhood; probably hiding behind closed doors isolated and exhausted. 

Caregivers often project the perception that “everything is okay,” when in fact, it probably is not okay and they would so appreciate having someone reach out and lend a hand.  It is our job as a society to surround these caregivers and support them through the difficult times, because a child is only as healthy as the caregiver, and society is only as healthy as the families within it.

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Join Our Facebook Group for Special Needs Caregivers

Caregivers Cove” is a private Facebook Group where caregivers can find a safe place to connect with other caregivers.

“Unseen” Documentary Film Premiere Event

The Lucas Project is hosting a live screening of the Unseen documentary film, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

April 24, 2022 | 4pm | Grand Rapids, MI

Help a Caregiver Find Respite

The Lucas Project is redefining respite. We give special needs families the opportunity to register for 3 gift cards that will make their life just a little bit easier.  It is then the job of the rest of us to bless these families by purchasing these gift cards for them, which will help them feel seen and appreciated.

Katie Fischer

Katie Fischer

We are the Fischers! Matt and Katie have been married for 18 years. Matt is a Director of Family Ministries and Katie has been a stay-at-home mom (although she is going to attempt a part-time job...

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Emily Peace

Emily Peace

We are the Peace family. We have three boys. Collin who will be 15 in a few weeks, Gunner is 7 yrs old, and Noah who is a year old. We are all hands and eyes on deck 24/7 for our precious Collin,...

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Jenn Konek

Jenn Konek

My oldest has special needs, he has autism and a cognitive impairment. He also has very challenging behavior which includes aggression, severe anger outbursts and property damage. This behavior...

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