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Causes: Camps, Sports

Mission: Our mission is simply to love, encourage and strengthen families. We do this primarily by providing free weekend retreats for families who have children with disabilities.

Programs: Hosted family enrichment retreats for families who have at least one child with a physical or developmental disability. Guests were served by volunteer families while attending their mini-vacation style retreat. (90 families)

hosted specialty retreats for men and women who have children with disabilities.

facility upgrades and improvements at retreat center. We installed a really cool splash pad that the kids will love!

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Katie O.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have fallen in love with Barron Heights and the beautiful people who so graciously hosted my little family. It’s no secret it took some convincing and possibly divine intervention to get me there, but God was not going to let me miss out on this experience.
I call it an experience because this was far more than a “vacation.” Unlike a vacation, I was able to get away and truly relax WITH my son.
This is a place where you and your special family will feel loved and cared for. And a place where you will feel spiritually fed.
Barron Heights is unique in many ways but one thing that stands out is how eager everyone is to serve. You WILL feel the Lord’s presence. It is crystal clear God is blessing this ministry.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 5

Barren Heights is a volunteer driven organization, serving families who have children with disabilities. We offer free weekend retreats at the Barren Heights Retreat Center in south central Kentucky, and will soon be opening the new Barren Heights Community Center in Louisville.
Parents and caretakers of children with disabilities are often physically taxed and emotionally drained in unique ways. A vacation or even a “family night out” is a rare, if not impossible, experience for many due to physical limitations and financial burdens.
Barren Heights provides free weekend retreats and other festive events that accommodate special needs families. We offer accessible facilities, unconditional acceptance, respite, recreation, relaxation and friendly smiles. Families serve families at Barren Heights’ gatherings which opens the door for teaching volunteers and a younger generation about the importance of sensitivity and compassion towards individuals of all abilities.

Review from Guidestar