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Snappin Ministries Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   77 reviews 6,329

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services

Address:

380 Yosemite Rd Oconomowoc WI 53066 USA

Mission:

Our pursuit is to continuously support and encourage those living with the daily challenge of parenting a child with special needs so that the genuine love and hope of Jesus will be experienced and shared in their everyday lives.

Results:

Begun in 2002, this organization began with 6 couples and a box of tissues. Today, we serve well over 3,500 families both locally and nationwide. In 2014, despite the economy, we were able to grant $2,452 in aid through gift cards and TLC baskets to families throughout the US. Parents were also able to connect with us through various conferences and special family events. Bowling, kite flying, and adaptive water-skiing were just a part of the fun. We also ran multiple mentoring groups using Facebook and Zoom video conferencing, so parents can participate from the comfort of their own homes.

Target demographics:

Parents of all children with chronic illness, disability, and special needs

Geographic areas served:

Every state in the continental US

Programs:

Parent Mentor Program (Training & Matching) Quarterly Fun Family Events (Winter Bowling, Summer Picnic, Spring Kite Flying, Autumn Outing) Quarterly FREE Respite Care Gift Cards for those whose children are hospitalized or in financial dire straits Publications on line and through print literature to encourage Forums through social media to connect with others and locate resources

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262-391-5458
http://snappin.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with Snappin Ministries for several years now. My first experience was at a member event in which we went bowling. Not only did my family have fun bowling amongst others but we received companionship with other families in our same situation. I have also been blessed to attend the mothers day retreat, on the planning committee and have my daughter attend a respite event. This last year I was involved in the Facebook book club and face to face book club which the topics, and discussion I felt blessed to have others to share my opinions and feel supported at the same time. This organization really is helping the community rooted in the Christian faith with the needs that families like ours so desire. I now serve on the board and plan to help with the Mother's day event this next year. This is a special organization for many families including ours. They are serving in ways that no one else does! Love Snappin!

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Thank you for the wonderful encouragement! I am a parent of 3 children with special needs and participated in a small-group book study. It was such a positive and helpful experience, not like many of the other groups I have tried where I left feeling worse than when I arrived. I really appreciate how the study helped me gain some perspective on my family's situation and caused me to reevaluate some of my reactions and biases. I have felt so understood and supported by the group!

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Got to hear Barb at By the Brook, very much enjoyed her. I have a 10 year old Elisha, a great kid, takes 4 to 6 shots each day and 5 meds , all so uses a cpap. at night and is dislexic , he us a wonderful kid and a fighter. I thank God for ministries like this, God only knows how important they are we need each other. God bless. Elisha and Selina, :-) :-) :-) :-)

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I love what this ministry does for so many families who have children with special needs. Supported by prayers, events, blogs, gifts of support of those in need and so much more in so many ways.

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I fully support Snappin' Ministries in their mission to help families of special needs children. The care, love and respect given to these families is unsurpassed. I have volunteered and look forward to helping more in the coming years. I believe in the work they do and the importance it has to our communities.

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I am both a volunteer and client served, and I consider Snappin' Ministries one of the top ministries serving families of children with disabilities. They have provided support and encouragement both online, through phone calls and emails, and physically with one of their famous care baskets. Snappin' Ministries is always there when we need them, whether it's prayer support or just a listening ear we need. I don't remember what it's like not to have them at my back, and I don't want to go there again!

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Snappin' Ministries gave us a care basket and I STILL use stuff that we got in it a year later. Their ministry is phenomenal and true evidence that God does NOT leave us alone while we are here on earth...he surrounds us with love and support.

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I attended the mom's conference, while I was asked to come as the speaker, after I addressed the mom's, I enjoyed an amazing afternoon being pampered, enjoying good food, and having great conversations. I walked away feeling refreshed and thankful to have attended the reatreat, and especially thankful for the leader, Barb Dittrich, who is passionate about helping parents know they are not alone, and they are loved.

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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We LOVE SNAPPIN Ministries!! I learned about their organization about 4 years ago and they have become an invaluable resource for me and my family. I only wish I had learned about them a few years sooner when I actually lived in WI. But thankfully, they are there to help families nationwide. I have received some great resource books from them on special needs and special needs ministry that have been amazing!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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SNAPPIN is an incredible resource for families affected by disability. The best part is that the people of SNAPPIN, particularly their leader / founder Barb - are living in the trenches every day - raising a child with a disability. They embody compassion, empathy, and encouragement.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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