In 2017, we continue to provide getaways to the weariest caregivers. This year we anticipate sending 12 caregivers on respite trips to Vancouver, Canada. In addition, we will be focused on spreading UNDERSUNG, the remarkable film by Adam Larsen & Heather McHugh. The film is now readily available for purchase or if you would like to schedule a local screening, please contact us.

Finally, we will be re-formatting our approach to respite getaways in order to find a more sustainable path forward. If you would like to complete an application for a respite getaway or nominate a deserving caregiver, please do so here. We will keep all applications on a waiting list and will notify awarded caregivers as resources allow.

The Giver is Gifted Blog

"Free," by Teri Ellen Cross Davis

"I can see my brother held captive by safety belts. I can see / the chair hurtling down the driveway's bumpy hill, as it if wanted to see how / the neighbor's grass grows."

"Accompanied Corpus," by Suzanne Edison

"And for mi corazon, pumping / squeeze-boxed blood, my breath / like a Klezmer tune’s wail, I covet / a charm sprouting leaves and fruit, the sword / removed from its tin heart."

"Watching the Clock," by Brian Trapp

A flash essay by Brian Trapp: "At age 17, he liked to go to my hockey games and watch me fall all over the ice while he flirted with his lady friends. My brother was mostly a spectator in the world raging around him, but more than anything he wanted to be included. He enjoyed it."