SNAPPIN MINISTRIES INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   70 reviews

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Location: 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 over 2,200 families both locally and nationwide. This year to date, despite the economy, we were able to grant $1,550 in aid through gift cards to 32 families. We were also able to ship 45 of our signature gift baskets to encourage mother & fathers around the US. Parents we also able to connect through us via 3 public speaking engagements, 5 appearances at various conferences and 3 local events in Wisconsin.
Target demographics: Parents of all children with special needs
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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EIN 26-1750122
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Rating: 5 stars  

Again and again I have seen this nonprofit reach out to parents that are struggling and offer help and hope. They offer aid to families suffering through all sorts of disabilities, physical and emotional. They "get" all the areas where parenting a special needs child is hard -- the financial issues, the loneliness, the fear, and the isolation. They have programs for respite, and programs for helping families in crisis obtain needed medical services when finances would otherwise cancel them. This isn't an institution -- it's a group of caring individuals that have come together to offer what they can, and what they can is an awful lot.

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I have referred many families in crisis to this organization, and they have never failed to reach out to connect. Even when they were unable to solve the problem, they certainly tried very hard.

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My only wish is that they were bigger and richer enough to do all that they want to do to help the families that need them, because we would all benefit..

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have autism and other physical disabilities. My children also have autism. Snappin' Ministries has helped me tremendously--from the care package to the monthly e-newsletter. It certainly makes my day a lot brighter!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Sallisaw, Ok

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like for them to receive more funding so that they can do these things nationally--more easily!

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I met the founder on Twitter

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

They help me destress--always a plus! And they provide valuable resource information in their newsletters...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

See above. Plus, I received a nice welcome basket and even a visit to the hospital!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was blessed to become the foster mom for a beautiful 12 year old child. Snappin ministries sent me a care package. One night when the medical crisis my son survived ended, I opened up my present. It included personal items, toys for my new son and a book. It may have only been a care package... but for me that night it was a friend. My heart thanks you.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving a care package.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have a snappin ministries in every city.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snappin Ministries is a great organization offering families resouces, trainings, and just networking. Families with special needs kids can feel isolated at times because of the challenges associated with raising a special needs kid. It is nice to know there is an organization just specifically for us parents. They are amazing and deserve 5 stars!!!

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Just the support they offer is great for families with Special Kids

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more resources available to more families, limited funds dont allow for their expansion

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Rating: 5 stars  

Snappin ministries is an outstanding organization that continues to be a resource for our blended family in dealing with the every day issues that having 5 special needs children brings!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am always impressed by the love for and desire to help families with special needs that I see in Barb and the volunteers of Snappin'. It is incredible how much helpful information is distributed. The practical help for families in difficult situations is great. I appreciate both the Christian perspective and the practicality!

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I have benefitted from the facebook links about different special needs. My daughter is ADD and it is helpful to read about different issues pertaining to that. I have also learned a lot about other special needs! This organization provides a wealth of information!!

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I'd love to see more people helping out. This is such a need in our community and across the country!

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Rating: 5 stars  

You cannot believe what this ministry offers. The support that I have received and the love from Barb is unsurmountable. God knows when we need someone in our life just at the right moment. She offers many acts of kindness and pampering opportunites that people just don't realize how important this is. I have been worn out, beat up and on my last leg when this ministry has loved and comforted me. Thank you Barb and those behind the scenes who devote their time and talent to be kind!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many community outreachs that were provided.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer a respite for the women who started this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fantastic outreach and support ministry. Was touched by their kindness when we suffered a tragic accident and amazed at the resources, care, and . . .yes . . . laughter in the face of what at the time seemed impossible.

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I am simply a mother who was profoundly touched by this ministry when my son was involved in an accident. They visited in the hospital, brought goodies, laughter, and a feeling that I was NOT alone and that we were not incapacitated by disability.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to magnify and promote it even more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a great organization. I can never keep up with the wealth of information being posted every day in so many areas of disabilities. I love the Christian aspect of the organization as well. Thank you Snappin Ministries for your emotional, practical, and spiritual support!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Daily posts and face to face interaction with the owner.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would try and find more volunteers to help Barb to ease her workload.

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