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kids kayaking

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kids bowling and in mom's hands

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kids crafting

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kids at play and horseback riding

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good friends, good family

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having a great time

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friends for life

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Entering our 16th year, The Michael Lisnow Respite Center is a place that provides emotional and physical support for individuals with disabilities and their families.

 

Located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the Center serves hundreds of families.  We can not do this without the generous support of many, and the inspiration given to us by the life and memory of Michael Carter Lisnow.

We ask that you take a moment to read Michael's story, view our efforts through images in our photo gallery, and learn about the programs we have available.  We believe that the true legacy of Michael is not just the house itself, but it is the wisdom he continues to inspire in us and the strength to help change lives.

 

Photo: Michael and his mother, Sharon, co-founder of the center.

 

Michael’s Run 2013
We held our 16th Annual Michael's Run on October 19, 2013.  It was our best race yet, and we look forward to next year's race in October of 2014.
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Boston Marathon 2014

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The Coffeehouse
Once a year in the spring, some of the best local musicians gather together and perform a special night of music for the Respite Center.  The concert was held on June 7th, 2013 this year, and we will start planning next years show in the fall of 2013.  Click HERE to see one of the performances from the show!

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Wish List

We would not exist without countless generous gifts over the years. We are often asked by people looking to give, What are a few things that Respite Center needs? Here is a list made by all of us of items that we always need, and are looking for.

 

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