BREATHE Special Needs Respite provides a fun, safe, evening out for families with special needs kids. BREATHE takes place at Redeemer Church in Milwaukee on the second Friday of the month from 6:00-9:00 PM, and is open to everyone.


At BREATHE, both children with special needs and their typical siblings enjoy an evening of food, games, and fun while parents and caregivers get a well-deserved break. Each special needs child attending is paired up with a trained volunteer for the evening. The best part? BREATHE is FREE!


All children 0-18 years of age are welcome, along with their siblings. Each guest may participate in as many activities as he/she wishes. A quiet room is also available for kids who prefer peaceful activities with fewer transitions. All special dietary concerns are accommodated, including gluten free/casein free, color/dye sensitivities, and standard food allergies.

Registration is now open for january 11!

Upcoming Event Days:  (second Friday of each month)

  • January 11, 2019
  • February 8, 2019
  • March 8, 2019

Registration will close two days prior to each event or when we are at capacity. After registration is full/closed you may request to be put on the waiting list.

Registration for the next event will open on the Monday following each event.