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.

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Thank You to All Who Donated Items to 2017 Barren Heights Auction

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Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

Check out our awesome corporate sponsors for the 2017 Benefit Dinner! We appreciate your support and generosity.

Barren Heights Benefit AUCTION & RAFFLES

Follow the link below to purchase tickets and to view our AWESOME Auction Items and Raffles! You do not have to be present to win, YOU JUST HAVE TO REGISTER AND BID.  New items are being added daily! To Enter Auction Site Click Here TWO UNIQUE AND VERY FUN RAFFLES (at...

Get Your Benefit Dinner & Auction Tickets Here Today!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Louisville Marriott East 1903 Embassy Square Boulevard Louisville, Kentucky 40299 Silent Auction Opens/Appetizers - 5:30 p.m. EDT Dinner/Program/Live Auction - 6:30 p.m. EDT Festivities Host - Scott Reynolds, WAVE 3 TV Dressy Casual Attire...