David’s Refuge looks to expand in Greater Binghamton

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An organization looking to help around-the-clock caregivers is looking to expand in Greater Binghamton.

Binghamton’s Noon Rotary hosted David’s Refuge Executive Director Kate Houck on Tuesday.

Headquartered in Syracuse, the non-profit provides a free weekend getaway for parents caring for kids with special needs and life threatening diseases.

It houses the guests at over 18 partnering bed and breakfasts around the state, including Traditions at the Glen.

Houck says caregivers need some time for themselves.

“Our main goal is to remind these amazing moms and dads that they’re not alone as 24-hour caregivers. A lot of times they can feel isolated. We want to come in, meet them where they’re at and remind them that they can do it,” said Houck.

David’s Refuge also provides the couple with 2 nights out to dinner at a local restaurant where they are staying.

David’s Refuge has been around for 6 years and is looking to serve around 250 people statewide this year.

To apply or for more information, log on to DavidsRefuge.org.

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