Creating more compassionate communities where all families feel loved, accepted, welcome, and safe.

Barren Heights Retreat and Community Center

Did you know that there are over 54 million people affected by disability in the United States?

Here at Barren Heights our goal is to love and encourage these families. We do this primarily by providing free weekend retreats and hosting community outreach events for families who have children with physical or developmental disabilities.

We seek to provide special needs families the loving and encouraging community they need to conquer the overwhelming struggles of daily life with a disability.
We offer families a unique opportunity to answer Jesus’ call to “care for the least of these” by serving together and investing in those who often feel defeated and alone.
The Community Center plays a vital role in helping fulfill our mission as it provides a safe gathering place for our men’s, women’s, couples, siblings, and family communities.
Behind every number is a smile, a story, a life changed. Help us create more compassionate communities. Every bit makes an impact in the lives of special needs families.

2019 Retreats: Guest Application Now Open!

The 2019 Retreat Season is open! We are now accepting guest applications for NEW guest families who have children with physical or developmental...

2019 Spring Work Days!

We are preparing for the 2019 retreat season!  Can you clean and organize?  Are you handy with tools? Do you enjoy working outside?  Can you paint...

BH2 Retreats – Apply Now!

We are excited to get the 2019 retreat season rolling with our BH2 retreats! In an effort to serve as many families as possible, prior guest...

We’re Hiring an Intern!

We are seeking an energetic, passionate individual with a positive outlook to join our unique and fun office culture. The College Intern will report...

Meet the New Staff!

Vicki is a new Ministry Coordinator! We always say God brings the right people to Barren Heights at the right time, and we are so thankful He...

Booster Breakfast

We are excited to officially invite all monthly donors to our 2nd annual Barren Heights Booster Breakfast! This is a special invitation only morning...

Shell Shocked Video Podcasts

As a man touched by special needs... Do you desire to connect with other men who are experiencing the same challenges as you? Have you wanted to...

Winter Newsletter

Inside This Issue:Battle Buddies As a man touched by special needs...Do you desire to connect with other men who are experiencing the same...

2018 Gala Corporate Partners

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2018 Volunteer Of The Year Award Winners

Each year at the benefit dinner we honor two exceptional volunteers who consistently go above and beyond to serve our ministry and mission.  The...