Domus Pacis Family Respite

Domus Pacis is Latin for House of Peace

Domus Pacis Family Respite encourages cancer patients, their families and friends to escape to the beauty of the mountains and experience the peace that comes from creating joyful memories for the people they most cherish. 

The Domus Pacis Family Respite program relies on the use of donated resort homes, as well as the giving nature of volunteers. The Board of Directors designated the Central Mountains of Colorado as the initial respite community; the hosting of families began in June, 2008. Since that time Domus Pacis has coordinated nearly 1,400 family respite stays.

And during this time of uncertainty it is important to share with our Community of Kindness the impact the pandemic is having on our ability to serve.

Please click to read the August, 2020 Executive Announcement * Updated Response to Pandemic.

The Domus Pacis Family Respite, a Summit County, Colorado based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has the potential to continue to make a difference in the lives of numerous families every year. Our goal is to safely conquer the logistical hurdles necessary to bring a family, including the member experiencing a traumatic illness, together.  The impact on the families we serve and the power of community is told poignantly in our video.