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1. Learning Independence at Jill's House

2. Jill's House Presents at Focus on the Family's Conference

3. Jill's House Thanks YOU!

4. The Big Band Dance for Jill's House

5. Volunteer Spotlight: Colleen David

7. Photo of the Month: Spring Camp

jasoncutlerLearning Independence at Jill's House
Spotlight: The Cutler-Parsons Family
Jason was a guest of Jill's House the very first day we opened our doors. Two and a half years later, Jason now visits on Tuesday nights with his friends from school.


Jason with the "Mickey" drawing he created at Jill's House and displayed at the Wonderfully Made art show in 2012.

"Tuesdays are the only times Jason has ever experienced sleepovers with his friends," shared Jason's mom, Paula Parsons. "He comes home and can't stop talking about the staff, the fun he had with his friends, and how much he loves swimming in the pool. His time there helps him become much more independent, teaching him to take direction, learn self-care, and even how to pack his own bags for his visits."


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LandJJill's House Presents at Focus on the Family's Conference
Sharing how special needs ministry affirms life. 


As Jill's House grows in notoriety, we receive increasingly exciting opportunities to share our story.  During a recent visit with Kelly Rosati, Vice President of Community Outreach at Focus on the Family, Kelly asked our president and CEO, Cameron Doolittle, whether he would be willing to share at Focus's Life and Justice conference in Colorado Springs.


Cameron's interactive session helped attendees think creatively about ways to meet the needs of women considering abortion.  Many women choose to abort shortly after receiving news that their children have special needs. Read more. 
If you would like a Jill's House representative to speak to your group or company, please complete our form, email sheila.joy@jillshouse.org or call 703.639.5673 for more information.

SACFANJill's House Thanks YOU!

One hundred percent of your gift goes to the direct care costs to serve a child.


Thank you to the more than 400 monthly recurring sponsors and the hundreds of supporters who gave one-time gifts to the Sponsor-a-Child-for-a-Night program! Your generosity enables more families to receive the gift of Jill's House, and we are so grateful for your commitment to serving their special children.


There are many more families in desperate need of a break. Please consider becoming a monthly sponsor today. Your donation of $125 per month provides a night of respite to a family in need, and gives its child the chance to take part in activities he or she is otherwise unable to do. One hundred percent of your gift goes to the direct care costs involved in serving one child for a night. This includes food, activities, nurses, and specially trained child care specialists.


You can become a monthly sponsor individually, or with your family, friends, club or Bible study group. These families need your help! Please consider becoming a monthly sponsor today. 


A Jill's House Family Shares Their Story
Learn how becoming a monthly sponsor will make an impact in the lives of families like Emily McGinn's.

To sponsor a child, visit jillshouse.org/sponsor, email althea.katona@jillshouse.org or call 703.639.5699.


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BIGBANDThe Big Band Dance for Jill's House

Enjoy a fun evening, and help Jill's House get a new bus.





To serve more children and families, friends of Jill's House are helping raise the $75,000 we need to purchase a new accessible vehicle. You can help by joining us for an evening of live music, dancing, elegant hors d'oeuvres, an exceptional silent auction and giveaways. Sponsored by Cardinal Bank and Morningstar Foundation, the event will be at the home of Colby and Nina May in McLean, Virginia, on Saturday, April 13.


Connect with friends of Jill's House, meet some families of Jill's House guests, and help raise money for a bus to increase our ability to serve more children through our weeknight program.


Reserve your spot today! For more information, email kat.vinson@jillshouse.org or call 703.639.5670.


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VOLUNTEERVolunteer Spotlight: Colleen David

Bringing a bright and willing spirit to help.


Colleen David is a faithful volunteer who fills in where ever, and whenever we need her. She has supported Jill's House at events, at the front reception desk, and in many other ways.


Colleen always greets callers and Jill's House visitors with a cheerful heart.

"It doesn't matter how you want to use my time, I just want to serve," explains Colleen. "God has placed a desire in my heart to help those with special needs, and Jill's House was the perfect place to satisfy that desire."


Read more.


For information on becoming a Jill's House volunteer, visit www.jillshouse.org/volunteer, email sara.potter@jillshouse.org or call 703.639.5671.


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springcampPhoto of the Month: Spring Camp

Camp started on a snowy Monday, ended with lots of warmth and laughter.

The children all participated in a fun Easter egg hunt on the Jill's House playground during their last day of camp.
Thirty one children enjoyed their spring break by spending time at Jill's House during the week of March 25-29.They had lots of fun with their friends and enjoyed their break from school by playing outdoors, swimming in the pool, and creating special Easter projects in the arts and craft room.
Victoria found two pretty purple eggs.

 April 2, 2013


Since opening in October 2010, Jill's House has provided 197,149 hours of respite care.

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April 13, 2013: Big Band Dance to benefit Jill's House




April 19-20, 2013: Accessibility Summit, National Conference for the Disability Community


Gala Save the Date


May 4, 2013: A Celebration of Special Children, an inaugural benefit for Jill's House, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, featuring Amy Grant



June 15, 2013:  Ride for Jill's House, a 100-mile motorcycle ride


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October 14, 2013: Links for Little Ones Golf Tournament, 1757 Golf Club



October 27, 2013: Team Jill's House - Marine Corps Marathon



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What Our Families Are Saying


"I just can't  imagine our lives without Jill's House in it.... It has really changed our world. Thank you for all that you do for us!"

"Every visit to Jill's House is a blessing for our entire family. We are deeply grateful."


"When my daughter broke her leg, she didn't receive any flowers in the hospital or at home, except from Jill's House, so yours brighten our house. They are such a vivid reminder of the brightness and sunshine you have brought to all of our lives. Thank you so, so much."


"My stress goes away the minute I drop my child off at Jill's House. Everyone there is smiling, happy, and truly excited to see my son. It makes me slow down, and it immediately jump-starts my stress-free weekend. Thank you!"

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Be a Part of Our Team

As Jill's House serves more and more children, we continue to need great people.


We are currently hiring for the following positions:


-PT Custodian

-PT Bus Driver

-PT Childcare Specialists

-PT Water Safety Instructors

-PT & FT Registered Nurses (RNs)

-PT & FT Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)


View complete listing and job descriptions here.


Jill's House | P.O. Box 9104 | McLean, VA 22102 | 703.639.5660

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