Supporting families who have suffered the loss of a child or have a child living with medical complexities

Supporting families who have suffered the loss of a child or have a child living with medical complexities

What our families say

What our families say

“Having a child with a life-limiting or life-threating prognosis is very rewarding, but it is also filled with challenges and worries for the future. Much of our lives are filled with hospital trips, therapies, appointments and medical interventions.

Having access to such an amazing place where we feel included, accepted and even celebrated is huge for us. As a family, we all feel supported to keep making such important and beautiful memories together. We would be lost without the support of our friends at Reuben’s Retreat.”

Amy's Mum

” As soon as I pull up outside the beautiful old buildings, I feel a wave of calm and peace wash over me. It’s a place where I can breathe. Where I can breathe at a rate that is good for me. Not the huff and puff of frustration at a beeping machine that has alarmed for the umpteenth time for no particular reason. Nor the holding of my breath while another clinician tries and fails to take bloods from my little one while I pin him down in restraint. It’s a place where I can be me again. The me that I thought I’d lost to booking medical appointments or ordering more feed and syringes and meds or fighting with the pen pushers to get what my son needs. It’s also a place where memories can be made. Like the look on his face when the therapy rat’s whiskers tickle his cheek or the first time that you realise these people understand and get it too”

Jack's Mum

“Reuben’s is a home from home. They understand my family and needs. We always feel welcomed! Since becoming a part of the Reubens family/community I have honestly not felt as alone as I previously did in our special needs journey. Thank you all so much for being here for us ❤️ “

Kalias's Mum

“I love coming to Coffee Connect. It’s like therapy for me. The work you do at Reuben’s for all us families is just absolutely incredible. I know I keep saying it, but I would be lost without Reuben’s. You make me feel normal and we are welcomed with open arms in a safe and warm space full of love”

Florence's Mum

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