Refresh: Special Needs Moms’ 1-Day Conference

June 2, 2018
9:30 am-2:30 pm
Check-in begins at 9:00 am

Theme Verse: “Let us not lose heart in doing good for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” – Galatians 6:9

Being a special needs mom can be exhausting and often isolating… sometimes it feels like the needs, commitments, and concerns are always changing and never ending, all at the same time. Don’t do it alone!!! We invite you to join us for a 1-Day Conference created specifically to encourage, refill, and refresh you in the calling of a special needs mom. Gather with HOPE Outreach and other mommies who truly get it and get you!! Come experience amazing worship, fellowship, and teaching by moms/authors who are part of our tribe. Let’s connect, grow, share and be REFRESHED.

We are also excited to announce that we will be having Special Video Messages from Joni Eareckson Tada and Katherine Wolf.

Our Schedule for the day:
• check-in / light continental breakfast
• welcome
• worship
• speaker #1 + breakout session
• catered lunch
• worship
• speaker #2 + breakout session
• Q and A
• goodbye

We are suggesting a donation of $50 for the conference (covers the cost of continental breakfast, catered lunch, 2 speakers, printed materials, and resource bag to take home)

We understand that not everyone who could benefit from this day together can pay this much so the conference registration is set up for you to pay what you can. Those who are able to pay more will assist those who need to pay less.

If childcare is needed, please contact Stephanie Villa at or (805) 758-7660.

Continue below to view more info about the day’s Speakers and to register.
We truly hope to have you join us!

Our Speakers

Melissa Maimone teaches women that an authentic life in Christ can be messy and magnificent at the exact same time. With her unique blend of theology, humor, and insight, Melissa provides down-to-earth lessons, practical applications, and life-changing perspectives to real women who are living real lives in the midst of real problems.

Melissa is the author of Gathering Dandelions: Meditations and Musings on Faith, Fracture, and Beauty Mistaken for a Weed, a book of short stories, prayers, and reflective questions written in her trademark style of down-to-earth humor, authenticity, and a rich understanding of God’s grace.

She and her husband Danny live in Southern California with their two children, three cats, one dog, two mice, and a tortoise. She loves Jesus, her family, and her friends. Her hobbies include reading, walking, watching weird documentaries, and eating tacos.

Amy E. Mason is a wife and stay-at-home mom to her two boys, one with special needs. She is the author of several books, including The NLT Bible Promise Book365 Pocket Prayers, and Bible Promises to Live By. Her books have sold over one million copies. Her newest book, Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs, was just released spring of 2017. She is passionate about encouraging families of special needs children, especially moms. She was actively involved in her church’s special needs ministry over the last few years and co-launched a group to connect and encourage mothers of special needs children in her church and local community. She loves connecting and equipping women and enjoys helping moms find support and create healthy habits to benefit the whole family.

Amy and her family are recent transplants to Santa Barbara, California. Aside from her writing, she is passionate about nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. She has done extensive research on the impact of nutrition in special needs children and in individuals with autoimmune disorders. In her spare time, Amy enjoys helping her children with food sensitivities by creating gluten and dairy-free recipes that taste as good as the real thing!

Register for the Refresh Conference