Little Cypress Baptist Church

What is the Breathe Respite Program?


Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families of children with a developmental delay in order to support and maintain the primary care giving relationship. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care. Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides the much needed temporary break from the often exhausting challenges faced by the family caregiver.

Is there a need the Breathe Respite Program?

Absolutely! Only 10 to 15 percent of churches in the United States have a disability ministry or are planning one. In the US alone with face a shocking statistics: 50 million people with disabilities; only 49% attending a church. This leaves 24 million people unchurched!

What are the benefits of having a Respite Program?

Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and wellbeing, avoid or delay out-of-home placements, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. An outcome based evaluation pilot study show that respite may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages. It is estimated that 85% of marriages who have children with severe disabilities end in divorce. The children with severe disabilities will benefit by having a one-on-one attention of their “Buddy” who will aide them in participating in any desired activity that is offered. Siblings of children with disabilities will have time to themselves and will allow them to participate in activities without the worry of watching over their sibling. Little Cypress Baptist Church will benefit from this outreach by meeting new people and introducing them to our Children’s Department, Adult Sunday School, Youth Department, and various other departments.

What happens during the Breathe Respite Program?

During the Breathe Respite program your Life Skills child will enjoy a fun filled day. Activities include the following: video games, movies, quiet room, crafts, board games, basketball, volleyball, salon, puzzle area, card area, coloring area, and a snack bar. The entire time your children will be at the Breathe Respite program, they will be assigned a “Buddy” who will be with them throughout the day assisting them with any desired activity.

What time?

From 10 am pm till 3 pm.

How much will this cost?

Absolutely nothing!

Where will this take place?

To be Announced
3274 Little Cypress Dr, Orange Texas.

What do I need to do to sign up?

All you need to do is fill out a form with information about your child so that he or she can be paired up with an appropriate “Buddy” and to ensure the proper care will be given. Once the paperwork is completed please return the papers to Little Cypress Baptist Church. Within a couple of weeks of receiving the paperwork you will receive a phone call to confirm and clarify the information that was completed.

What food is available at the snack bar?

There will be pizza or sandwiches, chips, fruit, vegetables, cakes, cookies, and drinks. If there are any questions concerning food you may call us, have the child fed before he or she comes, or bring specific snacks for your child.