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Our retreat programs enable families who are experiencing serious illness or crisis to regain strength, mend spirits and just be families and kids again.

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The Experience

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience.  Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer.  There is no charge for families to attend.  Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida.  Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!  If you have ever been to camp, we do a lot of the same activities (click here for the sample schedule).  These activities are designed to have a positive outcome that transforms your coping skills; improves communication between your family; and strengthens the bonds between each family and each family member.  This therapeutic retreat will also provide your family with resources and an opportunity to network with other families dealing with a similar situation.

Most of the activities include the entire family, but there are times when your family will be split up into groups based on age and illness/crisis.  When there is a “parent only” activity your children will be with our family pals.  A family pal is a fantastic Deliver the Dream volunteer who will be your guide for the retreat.  All of our volunteers are 18 years and older, screened, trained, and background checked before being allowed to volunteer for our program.

Each retreat is offered at one of our selected venues which are miles away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city.  Each venue is unique but all are located in rustic surroundings where natural beauty creates an atmosphere perfect for a fun-filled and relaxing retreat.  Families stay in hotel-like rooms.

Every retreat starts on a Friday at 11:30am and finishes at 1:30pm on Sunday. You must commit to attending the entire weekend and provide your own transportation to the retreat.  Deliver the Dream will cover all lodging, activities and group meal expenses.  If you are interested in applying please click here to fill out the application online OR click here to download a paper copy.

Come see how Deliver the Dream helps families heal…one retreat at a time.

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How Can I Help?

1) You can make a financial contribution directly to Deliver the Dream.

2) You may choose to donate online on our Family Tribute Tree in someone else's name as a way to commemorate a birthday, anniversary or graduation, or remember someone who has passed away.

3) You may also donate an item or experience for our special event auctions or an item on our Retreat Program wish list.

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Contact Deliver the Dream

Deliver the Dream, Inc.
3223 NW 10th Terrace, Suite 602
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Phone: (954) 564-3512
Fax: (954) 564-4385

1-888-OUR DREAM (687-3732)
E-mail: contact@deliverthedream.org
 

 

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