HILLS is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Easter Seals Colorado and the Colorado Respite Coalition who has awarded HILLS with a grant to offer an amazing 5 weekend REST program that focuses on the five components of the R.E.S.T. acronym: Recreation, Exploration, Self-Advocacy and Travel for the participants and REST for the caregivers! This program is specifically for low-income families and individuals with developmental disabilities or a traumatic brain injury to participate in one weekend, totaling 30 hours of respite care.
We will be spending the weekends at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park and exploring Rocky Mountain National Park as well as doing a variety of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, swimming, games, music and movies. All expenses are covered including lodging, staff, door-to-door transportation and all activities except for food. There is a fee of $25 per day for food. HILLS will be running a separate fundraising campaign to cover the cost of food if you need assistance with that fee. If you are someone that can donate either $25 for one day of food or $50 for 2 days of food for one of our 30 participants, please CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!
Enrollment begins on March 2nd, 2015 and is on a first come first serve basis for those that qualify. Please fill out the application (click on the link below) and financial information and send back to HILLS. You must also fill out a 2015 HILLS Consent Form and if you are a new participant we will set-up a time to meet at your house to review all details. Individuals should be able to participate in a 3:1 client to staff ratio, if you need a 1:1 ratio please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate. All weekends are fully wheelchair accessible and certain weekends are open to non-English / Spanish speakers as well.
Participants and caregivers must sign and agree to and complete all required documentation needed for both HILLS and for the grantor Easter Seals Colorado. Documentation will include but is not limited to: HILLS financial aid form, HILLS Consent Form, Easter Seals Survey, HILLS follow-up evaluation. All other documents will be mailed or emailed (preferred) to you by March 16th.
HILLS staff are certified to administer medications however if you are in need of more specialized medical assistance please let us know and sign up for one of the two different weekends which will have a registered nurse on staff.
Step 1: Download the application form here: REST Application Form with HILLS
Step 2: Mail/email/fax back ASAP, we will begin reviewing applications on March 2nd.
Step 3: We will notify you if you are chosen on March 30th. At that time we will send you our HILLS consent form and other required documents.
*También ofrecemos este programa para participantes con necesidades especiales que solo hablan español! Por favor baje el documento en español, presione aquí: Formulario para HILLS y llene el formulario.
As part of our mission we aim to offer affordable programs for adults with developmental disabilities and TBI. For some clients however, it is still very difficult to be able to afford to participate. Our goal is to provide scholarships for clients on an as-needed basis so everyone can choose to travel, socialize, and learn skills to lead healthier and more independent lives.
If you are someone in need of a partial scholarship, please download our Scholarship Application and send it back to HILLS via email or postal mail. We do not offer scholarships for our 1 day trips, just for our overnight programs. If you are in need of a scholarship for one of our day trips or need more funding support than what we can offer you on our overnight trips, please contact Xcel Beyond, an organization where Denver residents can apply for a scholarship to use on one of our programs.
If you are someone who is able to provide a scholarship, please see our Donate page.