“My friend Megan first told me about Barren Heights. I was excited to meet other families, but I was nervous about how Emma would handle being away from home. I was also nervous about how she would interact with the other kids. My first impression when we arrived was…Beautiful. I felt like I could feel God as soon as we turned in and saw the area. The first night we were really nervous and I guess awkward. But the second day, after the boat ride, I think we all started to relax. Shooting the water balloons and the hay ride was when we really let go.
Barren Heights is special because our family was able to connect with each other and talk about our faith and it’s place in our family in ways we haven’t before. Emma was able to be herself. She could yell, squeak, run and play without judgement. Even have a meltdown without people staring or judging us as parents. It was perfect. “
– Shawna, Guest Mom
This is not the time to shrink back and let children with disabilities remain in the darkness. It’s time to kick into overdrive so that every mom, dad and child will know the everlasting hope and community of Jesus.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to continue providing respite and community to special needs families by meeting them right where they are during this time.
Will you help us reach our goal so that more families can experience and discover the community of Christ through Barren Heights?
by Kathleen Andres, longtime volunteer & monthly donor Barren Heights is one of the most amazing ministries to support and an incredible family mission trip opportunity! Our family has had the privilege of being involved with Barren Heights since its inception about 18 years ago. We are in a small group Bible study with founders […]
Barren Heights is blessed not only by the generosity we receive from our monthly donors, but also through the grant support from charitable organizations and businesses. We cannot thank these organizations enough for believing in the mission and vision of Barren Heights. Their support allows us to continue creating more compassionate communities and making families […]
Calling All RETURNING Guest Families! Returning guests can now sign up to attend a BH2 retreat at barrenheights.org/application! BH2 retreats are specifically designated for returning guests. Because of the popularity of these retreats, BH2 spots are assigned through a random lottery draw. The drawn families will be announced via email on Tuesday, April 12th at […]
Another year, another chance to participate in community with Barren Heights! We have so many fun events planned for families of children with special needs, so get out your calendar and save the date*. Watch our Events page for additional information as each event approaches. *Dates and events are subject to change. Men’s Retreat: January […]
For 17 years now, Barren Heights has been changing the lives of families who have kids with disabilities through retreats and inclusive events in the community. While each year has been better than the last, we’re ready to make bigger changes! From a new Host facility to an entirely new playground, we’re ready to grow […]
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Barren Heights Community Center
11420 Watterson Court #800
Louisville, KY 40299
Monday-Thursday 9:00-3:00 PM ET