Night OWLS (Out With Loving Sitters) is a faith based respite program provided on the 1st and 3rd Friday nights of each month for children with special needs and their siblings. Each child is paired with a volunteer for the evening. The trained volunteers provide individualized care for each child and participate in preplanned activities and events according to each child’s interest. Nurses are present to assist with any medical needs and to administer medications/feedings. We welcome children from the age of 3 months up to their 13th birthday. Night OWLS is open to the community.
Night OWLS Evening
Volunteers arrive at 5:15pm for dinner and an orientation of the upcoming evening and families arrive at 6:00pm. We offer a variety of activities for the children to choose from, including: arts & crafts, music, board games, Wii games, face painting and movies.
Night OWLS makes every Friday night memorable for the children by bringing in special entertainment, including activities such as dancers, magicians, a petting zoo, and SPCA dogs. After the entertainment, we enjoy a celebration time and then a movie to start calming the children before the parents arrive.