From children and families facing the 24/7 challenges of serious illness and disability, and the staff members who provide their care, to low-income students and their mentors, the Retreat Partners program draws on donated funds to help provide the gift of an inspirational, refreshing retreat experience to those in need.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about Meadowkirk Retreat Partners – and to consider joining us in providing the gift of respite through a contribution to this life-giving program.

Meadowkirk’s Retreat Partner program - innovative, collaborative philanthropy.

Meadowkirk seeks to make each guest retreat an exceptional occasion for renewal and rest, but perhaps none is more meaningful than those we provide in partnership with several of the region’s leading charities – Jills House, Capital Partners for Education and Childrens National Health System.

Established in 2014. the Meadowkirk Retreat Partners™ program is an innovative, collaborative way for Meadowkirk and our partners to extend our missions – providing much-needed respite to those who often struggle the most to find it.


jills house

Vienna, Virginia-based Jill’s House provides short-term overnight care and activities for children ages six to 17 with intellectual disabilities. enabling their caring family members to receive the respite and support they need.  Jill’s House wants to change the face of disability ministry in America so that each family of a special child has respite within reach and access to a church that embraces them.

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Capital Partners for Education provides a structured continuum of one-on-one mentoring, academic support and career preparation services to low-income high school and college students from the Washington, DC metropolitan area, guiding them to and through college, and into sustainable career paths.

Since 1993, CPE has supported more than 600 students and has produced a 75% program completion rate, a 97% college enrollment rate and a 70% college completion rate for its graduates – more than three times the rate nationally and five times the rate in DC.

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Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870 and is the largest provider of pediatric care in the nation’s capital.  Children’s National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report – one of only four children’s hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction – and is one of America’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions.  Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

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