“We heard about Barren Heights through a friend from church who has special needs children as well. We were very nervous but excited to see how others would handle my kids… especially my son. When I first arrived I was very overwhelmed. I struggle with PTSD and anxiety and have received little help with my children as far as embracing them for who they are and loving them through their struggles. I was finally able to let go and relax half way through the second day. My girls were no where to be seen and playing and my son was happily paying in the gazebo and creek area with one of the volunteers. He is usually clingy to my wife and I but he was so happy.