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Buddy Break

About Buddy Break

Buddy Break is a safe place for VIPs and their siblings to have fun and establish meaningful friendships with other kids and adults, while their caregivers get a much-needed, FREE break from on-going care-giving responsibilities.

VIP Kids

Kids with special needs are our VIP kids! VIPs include kids with any physical, cognitive, medical, or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile.

Buddies

Buddies are friends to VIP kids. Volunteer Buddies must be at least 14 years of age, complete a 2-hour Buddy Training 101 program, and agree to have a background check run. No previous experience necessary!

Why Buddy Break?

  • One out of 10 kids under the age of 14 has some kind of special need
  • Mental Health Treatment of stress is 2-3x higher for parents of VIP kids versus that of those kids who are well
  • Divorce rate is 80% for a couple with a child with special needs
  • Families may experience extreme isolation, depression, loneliness, and fatigue.

 

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Our programs are FREE to VIP kids and their families BECAUSE OF the generosity of people like YOU.

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