Faithfully Serving Special Need Families

Upcoming Events

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A Ray of Hope Support Network is a Non-Profit that is run entirely dependent on a Volunteer Board, Volunteers for events and monetary donations to continue our support network for raising awareness and assistance for Special Needs Parents

Are you interested in Volunteering to assist A Ray of Hope with events? We currently have opportunities available!

If you are interested in Volunteering with A Ray of Hope, please contact us at


Support Groups are one of the ways A Ray of Hope supports, resources and points special need families towards the HOPE of God. Founder, Racquel Sommer, started the first support group over 6 years ago at her local church for moms raising kids with special needs as a safe place moms could come together to share the ups and downs of this journey of raising a child with special needs. These groups are open to any parent with a special needs child with of any age or diagnosis as place to come and be surrounded by other parents who just “get it.” There is something very special that happens in these meetings when you know you are not alone on this journey. You can learn more about the current mom’s support groups we offer on the FIND A GROUP tab on our home page.

We know that the journey of raising a child with special needs impacts the whole family.  We have a vision to expand our support groups to include:

  • Dads
  • Siblings
  • Marriage

To learn more or have any questions, please email us at
“Raising a child with Special Needs does not take a special family. It makes a family special.”

"Your Special Needs Journey has given you the stamina to stand tall and face the strongest of winds, your branches full of faith and hope. You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it. "