Snappin Ministries Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   80 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

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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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I first met the folks from Snappin at the Accessibility Summit in VA in April. As a leader trying to kick start churches in my area to recognize and act on this issue, I have come to cherish the leader articles on their website/Face book. They have a unique combination of personal sharing that I can relate to, but also provide exceptional practical tools for all who work in this ministry area. As I do not have a child with special need myself, I value the insight this group provides, so that I may better serve those around me.

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Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I stand in awe of Barb and Snappin' Ministries. Every day, she inspires countless parents of kids with special needs, myself included. Snappin Ministries is one of the major forces in the world of special needs social media (not to mention in real life)!

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My level of inspiration!

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

Really, I can't think of anything.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization provides wonderful resources and support for parents like myself. I am constantly impressed by their activity and the information they share through various social media outlets. I am learning more and more impressive things about them everyday. I have spoken with Barb on several occasions and find her to be both professional and extremely familial. I am looking forward to volunteering my time with this organization!

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I have information and resources for my daughter and have been offered an opportunity to contribute to their newsletter. I look forward to dong so very soon.

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While I do not see any deficits in this program, I know there is always room to grow and improve. I would love to see this organization receive enough exposure so that all parents and families who would benefit from them could.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Not only am I blessed enough to have been the recipient of a much needed Mommy Basket...I have spent months getting to know this ministry and their heart. This is so needed and so important. As a mom, a caregiver and a registered nurse, a ministry such as this is a blessing to so many in such a specific way. keep it up! We love you!

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received basket and many prayers...and sent prayers back in return!

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Help it grow! Help it become more well known!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen Snappin' Ministies grow from a grass roots effort to an organization that soley seeks to help the families of special needs children. Having been a special needs family, we know the challenges that abound and there is not one of those challenges that cannot be met with advice, love, and solutions provided by Snappin'. 5 star in my book.

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Daily life at church.

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

Give them lots of money to be able to assist families when the state programs can and do not.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen this ministry in action. They are very proactive in counseling, education, and offering spiritual, emotional and physical support. The director, Barb, has a heart of gold and her intentions are sincere in seeing that families with loved ones with disabilities are connected with all the resources that they need to continue serving their loved ones with more love, knowledge, and strength then they have ever had before.

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I have seen the happy faces of the families that have been touched in some way through this wonderful ministry.

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More volunteers are needed so that this ministry can touch more lives! Contact Barb if you are willing to volunteer in any way: office work, delivering baskets, visiting families, etc.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have watched this ministry move from a dream to a reality. A ministry meeting needs of parents and children with a heart of compassion.

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I watch and pray for this ministry

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

No changes at this time

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a truly wonderful organization that works so hard to help children with special needs. They are always there to help!

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Watching all the great things that they do.

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

None this is a great organization that needs no changes.

 
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