Snappin Ministries Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   90 reviews


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 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


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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Rating: 5 stars  

I was chatting with friends on twitter and that is where I learned about them. I am a mom of an autistic daughter and myself I have a rare type of cancer. It is a place for inspiration friendship and help when you need it. Out of the blue I recieved a basket from them with some much needed TLC . The basket came with just what we needed at that time it was a real blessing. They do such good work for parents of disabled kids.

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I have recieved a gift basket and acceptance

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an extraordinary group of people that are parents of special needs children themselves who take time out of their lives to minister to those in need. There is tremendous heart felt devotion to doing goodworks and helping others. They are one of the most worthwhile charities I have come across lately. They are hands on and make the lives of some very isolated parents and their families better.

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During the support group and seeing the good works that they accomplish.

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I would find a way to get them more funding so they could help more people. That is their greatest wish.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have the pleasure of knowing and admiring Barb Dittrich. Barb is a compassionate, inspiring and incredibly giving advocate for families struggling with hard times and special needs. Her tireless efforts to help others is an inspiration to all.

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We did a simulcast chat from the Circles of Life 2010 Wisconsin’s Annual Conference for Families of Children with disabilities with Barb in which her faith and her dedication were apparent.

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