Our Mission:

Shift the paridigm.

Respite Care for All Ages. All Abilities. All Needs. Anytime. 

The Gathering is a non-profit located in Grafton, WI that provides temporary, safe, appropriate and fun care for children and adults with disabilties.

 
 
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Our Mission

To shift the paradigm of respite care by providing world class programs to develop the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual intelligence of people with disabilities and enhancing the lives of caregivers.

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Our Dream

 We have obtained 45 beautiful acres in the Village of Grafton. Located on Highway 60 and Port Washington Road. The land features mature forestry and a blank canvas of land for us to build exactly what we need. 

We have obtained 45 beautiful acres in the Village of Grafton. Located on Highway 60 and Port Washington Road. The land features mature forestry and a blank canvas of land for us to build exactly what we need. 

Our Dream is to build a center where those with special needs can be safely cared for and nurtured while their caregivers take the time to recharge.

We know caring for a disabled child or adult is hard work.  And finding a daycare or caregiver is complicated. We are working to create a day and overnight respite center for all ages, all abilities and available anytime. 

The Gathering (Gathering LTD, 501c3) will strive to provide a community of support and relief for the caregivers of those with disabilities. While at The Gathering, children and adults with disabilities will receive supportive, nurturing care and have the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities and experiences.

The campus will serve people with disabilities by providing day and overnight respite care, therapy, recreation and vocational training in a natural setting.

 
 

Our Services

Parenting is tiring. Parenting a child with disabilities is exhausting.  When having a child or adult with special needs and/or medical-complications care can involve medicines, feeding tubes, special diets, toileting assistance, behavior management, medical equipment and more. We want to provide all that so caregivers can have a needed break. 

Examples of Services

 

Physical Therapy

Physical stimulation and exercise delivered by accredited professionals to develop gross motor skills.

Hippotherapy

An environment created for a deeper type of therapeutic development with animals on site.

Occupational Therapy

Development of fine motor skills at the caring hands licensed OT therapists.

Aqua Therapy

Individuals will have a chance to further muscle development in our heated exercise pools.

 
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What The Gathering would mean to me, and my beautiful family is... A safe place for Nate and Ben's EVERY need to be met. 

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The Gathering Team

Our Team

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