VCC has a burden to provide care for children with varied special needs as well as allow their parents to experience the church while their kids are taken care of by trained and experienced volunteers. These volunteers work along side the child in their classroom of same age peers. To this end, we have also created a sensory break room designed by Occupational Therapists that parents and staff may utilize as necessary when a child needs a break from the larger group. Our ability to resource this ministry is limited but we are continuing to expand and provide care for more and more families. If you are interested in this ministry, or have questions before visiting, please contact our Special Needs Coordinator Jennifer Miller at SpecialNeedsVCC@gmail.com.
Jennifer has a Degree in Occupational Therapy with a specialty in pediatrics. She worked at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital for 6 years full time and part time. She quit working there in order to devote her full time attention to the growing children’s ministry at VCC and home schooling her then 3 young boys. She has experience working with kids with all kinds of special needs in the home, clinic, school and hospital settings as an Occupational Therapist and at church as a special needs team member. She has been caring for her daughter at home with complex medical and behavioral needs for 7 years. She also happens to be the co-founder of VCC!