How the Vision for a Respite House was born​

How the Vision for a Respite House was born​

Sometimes you need rest to summit the next mountain. 

What is Respite?

Respite is defined as a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. It is not unusual during the cancer journey to hit a wall, a moment where you feel you just can’t do it anymore. We encourage women through this moment with our peer mentorship program but what if we could do more?

What if we could harness the power of nature to provide a retreat that lowers stress hormones, blood pressure, reduces nervous system arousal, improve immune system function, reduces anxiety, and improves mood and self-esteem?

How it helps.

A growing body of research shows exposure to the natural world has a beneficial impact on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. In fact, a study of 20,000 people, showed individuals who spent two hours a week in green spaces were substantially more likely to report good health and psychological well-being than those who don’t. The effects were the same regardless of occupation, ethnic group, financial means, and those with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

Why it’s important. 

Faith Through Fire holds space to heal emotionally from the trauma of breast cancer. The Faith Through Fire Respite House is another tool you can use after a breast cancer diagnosis so you can delight in life again and positively impact future generations.

Apply for a stay today.

  • The requirements to attend are that you must be ambulatory and currently a patient who has undergone treatment for breast cancer within the past 18 months under the care of a licensed physician.
  • A respite stay are for breast cancer patients ONLY.
  • To visit the respite house, participants submit an application and priority is given to:
    • Applicants who have participated in our mentorship program
    • Applicants who are a veteran or whose spouse/partner is a veteran
    • Applicants who are metastatic

Family attendees include the people living in the home with the applicant or the applicants caregiver.  

We love animals but no furry friends allowed.

The Faith Through Fire respite house is a 1500 square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at Innsbrook Resort in Innsbrook MO

Faith Through Fire provides the stay at the property at no cost however, transportation, food and resort activities are the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis. Due to the large number of applications, you will ONLY be notified if you are chosen for a visit.

All notifications are communicated through the email provided on the application.

Apply for a stay.