Demographic research has shown that 65% of the homes in Summit County are second homes that are used only a few weeks a year. And the greatest expense in coordinating a respite for a family is the expense of acquiring an appropriate accommodation. We all know of under-utilized timeshares, condos and houses in every neighborhood; many are income-providing properties and several are second homes. Rarely are any of these properties occupied 52 weeks a year. Domus Pacis would love to make use of vacant times, providing a warm welcoming place for a family in need of an escape from all that they are dealing with during their arduous journey.
One of the challenges of the organization - to have the right size home/condo/timeshare at the right time for the patient and their family - requires us to have a wide variety of potential accommodations.
If you have a property that you could donate for our use, during non-peak rental weeks, we would be so grateful if you consider offering just one week to the Family Respite. Domus Pacis pays for post-cleaning using whomever you, the owner, are most comfortable having in your home. In addition, we need assistance in soliciting additional homes and look to you as our advocate ... being the one-on-one "ask" from friends, neighbors and acquaintances who have second homes, time shares or rental properties in Summit County would be greatly appreciated!