There is a desperate need in BC for a barrier-free respite location where children and adults living with disabilities and their families can rest and recharge. A place where they can reconnect as a family and with other families, so that they can find strength, hope and inspiration to face their often challenging journey.
The Abilitas Foundation was established with the vision of providing accessible respite accommodation and opportunities for ranch experiences and outdoor recreation in which the whole family can participate. The Coldwater Ranch has donated ranch land near Merritt. Here the charity has built a fully accessible respite lodge which families with disabled family members will be able to use at no charge. Abilitas is committed to creating opportunities that will enable and empower people with disabilities to access nature, view local wildlife, and experience ranch life.
Federally Registered Charity: BN 845514025RR0001
Provincially Registered under BC’s Society Act