Every parent of a child with special needs asks three questions:
Will my child ever be able to provide for themself?
Who will take care of my child when I'm gone?
Who will take care of me?
Twenty-six percent of the US population are individuals with special needs/disabilities, making them the largest minority group. Therefore, SOAR exists to transform the lives of special families and empowers them to SOAR in their local and faith communities.
SOAR provides respite, social clubs, summer day camps, Wonderfully Made Disability Conference, Employer Disability Training, and church resources. In the future, SOAR looks forward to providing employment training opportunities for adults/teens with disabilities, housing and related communities to support individuals with disabilities as they age, and much more!
SOAR Social Club LAUNCHED in Missouri
In partnership with Kidz First Therapy, SOAR is now hosting a Social Club in Lee's Summit, MO. We meet on the 1st Thursdays of each month for individuals who are 18 and older, with lower support needs, who desire to build community. We share a meal, play games, participate in a themed activity, and socialize with friends. The cost is $20 and covers dinner, games, activities, and staffing.
Where: Kidz First Therapy (2706 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO 64064)
When: 1st Thursdays of each month, 6:15pm-8:30pm
For more information and to register, click HERE.
SOAR Camp 2024 Registration Now Open!
Camp at Abundant Life Church (304 SW Persels Rd. Lee's Summit, MO 64081) is the week of July 8-12, 2024 - Register HERE
Camp at Westside Family Church (8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227) is the week of July 22-26, 2024 - Register HERE
If you or someone you know fits our camper demographic, we invite you to join us for a fun week! For more information, please check our FAQ page, and if you have additional questions, send us an email at [email protected].
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Oh my goodness, SOAR I just got my Christmas Blessings present!!! You all are simply AMAZING!!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! Doc Hunsley and everyone else that had a hand in this at SOAR, you don’t know how much it means to have a BED FRAME!!! YES I SAID A BED FRAME FOR CHRISTMAS!!! I’m excited to put it together tomorrow!
Amanda Dudley-Fox, December, 2021
Christmas Blessing Recipient
I wanted to share a praise. I was talking with one of our parents today. After praying on the phone with her for her to find time to take care of herself while she takes care of the kids, she broke down. She opened up and let me know that last night she was in a hard place because she hasn't been taking care of herself and she reached out to God even though she doesn't fully believe in Him. My conversation with her today helped her see that God is listening and He cares for her. How cool! When we trust God with His timing He does amazing things.
Laura Zatorski, May, 2020
Special Needs children teach us to love more, care more, and give more. Families with special needs children are to be commended for their endurance and many sacrifices along the way. They need our continued support and prayers. Thank you Doc Hunsley for sharing your passion, your journey, and the legacy of your son Mark who is in Heaven. His life’s impact is touching many!
Steve Barnes, September, 2017
Outreach Pastor, Lenexa Baptist Church
Doc & Kay something has been on my heart for a while. I think that I have come up with the words. THANK YOU for your ministry and vision of SOAR! The energy and joy that you and your team invest in the lives and hearts of our children is so precious. You do this in a way that the SOAR kids themselves feel celebrated as much as their typically developing peers. Again thank you!
Teree Nicholas, July, 2016
Thank you for the update on SOAR camp. Congratulations on an epic camp! C'mon Jesus!!!! We will be in prayer for the conference experience overall. We hope to see your dreams come true in all areas. We love you and are proud of the team coordinating this experience. We believe God is going to do outstanding work there!
Jarell & Kinesha Roach, July, 2019
Parent, SOAR Church Consult
Doc, what an amazing first SOAR experience for my family! It brought tears to my eyes to see the dedicated and compassionate people on your team. My two middles started off with tears at drop off but at pick up was asking when the next SOAR night was. With my two year old’s diagnosis being so new to us this was a great way for my husband and myself to get out and know our kids, especially Tatum, were in great hands. Thanks for all you do and the time/effort you put in to making a difference in families lives.