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What is Pause?

Pause offers families of children with physical, mental, developmental, medical, behavioral and/or learning challenges, access to a broad range of support options maximizing the use of community resources and family support networks.

Together we will take one step at a time….

Pause - Families   Pause - Volunteers   Pause - Partners

Our Mission

Pause is an initiative for special needs families committed toproviding consistent support that is unique to the family’sneeds while also partnering with them to grow their natural support system.

Our Vision

  • Each child will be valued, loved and appreciated for their individual gifts and abilities and will be given the opportunity for fun and connection.
  • Each family will be given the space to share their family’s joys, hardships, areas of growth and a chance to partner with Pause for better outcomes in caregiver stress and family functioning.
  • Each volunteer and community partner will see the capacity to make a difference and to be part of the solution of support for Pause families.

Our Strategies

Pause will…
  • Provide opportunities for REST through our respite events.
  • SUPPORT families by providing a self-discovery tool to assess needs for their family and then connecting them to resources available.
  • Provide COMMUNITY and FUN to families through events aimed at building a family’s connection to each other and other Pause families.

Thank You to All Our Community Partners!

Community Partners

Program Testimonials

"This program is more than what I
expected. I feel so blessed to be
able to receive this type of help. My
battery has been running off dead
cells for a while."

- guardian of a Pause participant

“Pause has been a great impact to
our son D. in having another outlet
of love and support…… Honestly,
the most important part of this program for me is for D. to have an
outlet of fun activities with a great
support system…. All this and the
opportunity to step away and refresh
as a couple; and as a family as
a whole.”

- parent of Pause participant

“Respite helped give a feeling that
help is there for us – we aren’t in
this alone.”

- parent of Pause participant

“Pause has positively impacted our
family in many ways…… Our girls
love the individual attention and fun
activities at each event, while our
oldest child enjoys time to himself
at home. ….. It offers us a worryfree
night where we can relax and
focus on each other. Pause allows
each of us to rejuvenate in a way
that we need and love!”

- parent of Pause participant

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Hamilton, Ohio 45011