Snappin Ministries Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   90 reviews

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. 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.

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) 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
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was honored to serve as a musician at this year's Snappin' Ministries Retreat and was thoroughly blessed. What a good work this ministry is doing....blessing many families throughout the year and treating Moms to a very special spa retreat. I hope I am able to serve again. Thank you to Barb and the many other volunteers.

 
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I've been blessed to be in a volunteer position for Snappin' Ministries in the past, and this ministry does so much for the special needs community. They go above and beyond to help other families.

 
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Amazing things happen with Snappin' Ministries Inc.

 
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This ministry is a blessing to the community. Refresh Retreat was well organized and full of details designed to bring joy to the attendees.

 
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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.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Snappin' Ministries is an amazing organization dedicated to serving the servants. I have been both recipient and volunteer and have been blessed abundantly in both capacities.

 
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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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2 people found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

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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