Snappin Ministries Inc
Rating: 4.97 stars 88 88 reviews 6,602
380 Yosemite Rd Oconomowoc WI 53066 USA
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.
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. Here's what we accomplished in 2015: • Throughout 2015 we continued to partner with Community Bible Church, San Antonio, TX, and each Sunday evening offer accessible worship for all via their internet platform http://onlinechurch.com. Through this opportunity, parents and families worldwide were able to attend church from the convenience of their home or even at the hospital. • We saw an average increase of 50% in attendance at our Quarterly Fun Family Events in January, April, August, and September. • We mentored approximately 160 parents through 12 Side-By-Side Parent Mentor Small Groups throughout the year at different locations and using a variety of platforms including Facebook, Zoom video conferencing, and in person attendance. • May 15, 2015 – We held our 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Retreat at the Cedar Valley Center in West Bend, WI, offering our first overnight for guests. A group of 33 mothers enjoyed guest speaker, Gillian Marchenko, the entertainment of Comedy Sportz, dinner, breakfast, and lunch, massages, manicures, crafts, a marriage workshop with Ann Gapinski, and time to enjoy the beautiful grounds all helped to refill the tanks of mothers raising kids with special needs. • September 30, 2015 – Our Foundress, Barbara Dittrich, was named as one of three finalists as an Innovator for the Right Wisconsin Right Women Awards. • November 21, 2015 – Our 3rd Annual Christmas Mini-Mall benefit moved to Crosspoint Community Church, Oconomowoc, WI, this year. In spite of the weather, the ministry made a net profit of over $2,700, up 158% over our previous year’s event.
Parents of all children with chronic illness, disability, and special needs
Geographic areas served:
Every state in the continental US
Parent Mentor Program (Training & Matching) Quarterly Fun Family Events (Winter Bowling, Summer Picnic, Spring Kite Flying, Autumn Outing) 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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Amazing things happen with Snappin' Ministries Inc.
This ministry is a blessing to the community. Refresh Retreat was well organized and full of details designed to bring joy to the attendees.
The annual mothers of special needs kiddos retreat was wonderful. Just what I needed.
I was blessed to serve at the recent refresh retreat. It was well organized and everything went smoothly. The moms were very appreciative of the volunteers and the services that were offered. I would do it again.
Outstanding organization! I was so impressed with their mom's retreat this weekend! There were so many selfless volunteers who helped make all of us special needs mom's feel spiritually nourished as well as pampered!
Amazing time this weekend. Thank you all for everything.
Amazing organization! Was so blessed to be able to attend a retreat this weekend.
Snappin Ministry has touched me and my family so many ways this past year.
Ministered by giving the family some gift cards when our son was hospitalized.
I just attended a women's retreat that refreshed me spiritually and emotionally!
Thanks so much!!!
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This is a wonderful ministry that wonderfully serves a much under-served population...parents of special needs kids. I have had opportunity to provide respite to parents with special needs children and it is such a blessing to find a ministry like Snappin' that serves and supports parents who are often overwhelmed with the demands and challenges of raising specially "blessed" kids. I am so impressed with the efforts of the founder to reach as many parents and families as possible. I hope they continue to grow to reach and minister to more and more families.
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I am blessed to have started volunteering with Snappin Ministries several years ago. Snappin is a well organized ministry with a well needed focus on the needs of parents raising kids with special needs. The ministries advocacy efforts and information sharing have helped to raise awareness on many issues. I am always amazed at the strength of these parents and am blessed with the opportunity to watch them be uplifted by the events and resources provided by Snappin Ministries.