SNAPPIN MINISTRIES INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   75 reviews

Issues: Human Services

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 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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

SNAPPIN' Ministries is a great resource for families raising children with special needs. Great leadership and great ideas from caring hearts.

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

give it more money!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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1 person found this review helpful

Barb Dittrich and her team at SNAPPIN Ministries do a remarkable job of providing tangible support to families of kids with disabilities. They have developed a replicable model of training parent mentors to help families in need effectively navigate the healthcare, social service and educational systems. They're great stewards of the funding they receive...I personally support their work financially, despite living 400+ miles from their base of operation in Wisconsin.

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

More money to help them disseminate their training and practical support to more families in Wisconsin, and the technology to offer their training on a large scale to potential parent mentors throughout the U.S.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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What a fantastic organization Sanppin Ministries is! My experience with them has been all positive. A family with whom I was working came upon hard times. Barb and Snappin Ministries stepped up to the plate and helped them out with funds toward their son's treatment. Barb is amazing!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

We work with families who have children who are differetly abled. A single mom brought her son to work with me last summer; she was experiencing great financial stress at the time, as well as personal strain. We had offered her some financial assistance and she was still struggling to pay for the services. I contacted SNAPPIN MINISTRIES, and asked if they could help. Barb Dittrich jumped right in with a short, simple financial aid application, which the mom completed, and in a very short time, the family had received some financial assistance from SNAPPIN MINISTRIES, and the child could continue his therapy with us.

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

the amazing response to one family's outreach for help

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

help them get more recognition.

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A fantastic organization with a mission to help others, especially the most vulnerable. Barb is a fantastic advocate and supporter of families with children with special needs.

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

Cross promotion of support systems.

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

None at all!

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Rating: 5 stars  

An organization is only as good as the people behind it. Barb is an incredibly dedicated and heart driven woman and mom. She brings excitment, hope, and information to Snappin Ministries.

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

hearing how moms at camp added relaxation to their lives

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

not change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Barb has a heart of gold. Her caring nature and love for people of all abilities is shown every day in her work. Barb uses Twitter, Facebook and other technologies to push the work she does out on the national and international stage. Five stars isn't nearly enough.

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

My relationship with them on Facebook and Twitter

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None

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Barb is a true trailblazer in the field of special needs. The passion and knowledge she brings to the table is amazing and the families who have worked with her are very lucky. I admire all the she does and continues to do to advocate for families with special needs.

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

families who have been better able to meet their children's needs.

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

Have a Barb in every state.

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