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Respite Care Volunteers

The first Saturday of every month at 10am

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 573-360-1408 and enter this PIN: 955 056 155#

"The most beloved to Allah, are those who are most beneficial to people"

What is Respite?
Respite care is providing temporary rest from caregiver duties. Caregivers of individuals with special needs often experience burnout. Caregivers frequently miss family and community functions as a result of not having anyone to care for their loved one with special needs.

Where does Respite take place?
Providing respite can look different for each family. It may involve watching an individual with special needs in their home while the family members attend an event. It may involve attending an event to help care for a person with special needs on site. The possibilities are endless!

Who can do Respite?
Don’t have any experience working with people with special needs? That’s okay! MUHSEN reps will train you via live webinars so that you can begin to provide respite care to families in your community. Fill out the form below so that we can begin to connect you to special needs families in your community.

Why perform Respite Care?
“”A few years ago I realized that declining an offer of assistance was not only unhelpful to me, but was also depriving another of baraka, or the opportunity to help a fellow Muslim in need. I always said ‘its ok, I got this’, if someone offered to help with my daughter’s wheelchair or open the door for us, thinking I had to be “Supermom” and take care of my kids all by myself. But I was wrong-

I can’t do this all on my own.

People don’t offer to help as often as one might think- families like ours might seem intimidating or complicated. But we’re not-we’re just typical people in atypical circumstances. And those few times someone does offer to help, I gratefully accept-giving us both a moment of kindness to share. I can’t stress enough how even little acts of kindness to our family means to us. Bigger, grander gestures of someone volunteering to watch our girls while I go grocery shopping, or go for a physical for myself, are few and far between unfortunately. But when it does happen, that moment of kindness, that mutually beneficial gift of giving and receiving, that baraka remains for long after in our hearts”
-Sabah Ali Arain

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