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THE RESPITE CABIN

We're delighted to introduce the Christopher Mosher Family Respite Cabin at The Kita Center. This quaint cabin offers a healing space for families who are navigating their journey of healing following the heart-rending loss from suicide. 

 

Our respite cabin is designed to provide a peaceful vacation for families who have recently experienced such a loss and need time away from their everyday environment to make space for intentional reconnection. We hope our cabin fosters quality time spent together away from the distracting obligations of daily lives, and sparks demonstrations of love from the family's own village of support.

Although we don’t charge for staying at the cabin, we do need donations in order to keep offering this supportive service – please donate if you can.

 

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The Cabin

RESET, RECONNECT, & REMEMBER

The cabin is well-equipped and offers a comfortable self-paced break on Loon Pond. Guests of the cabin are welcome to enjoy the grounds at The Kita Center, and the cabin's own sandy beach at their leisure.

Accommodations:

Equipped Kitchen

Bedroom #1- Queen Bed

Bedroom #2- Two twin beds, bunked

One bathroom 

Linens

 Laundry Machine

Heat/AC 

Canoes & Kayaks

Games

Firepit & Grill

TV

Memory & Encouragement Journal

The local town is quiet but has cafe, bar, restaurant and nearby nature trails. The cabin is roughly 60-mins to Portland, ME, and 30-mins to beaches. 

GRIEF TAKES A VILLAGE 

Nominate a family you care about to stay at the cabin and create a plan for comfort. Since their stay is completely self-paced and self-catered, nominators are strongly encouraged to serve as co-hosts to facilitate a comfortable stay for the family (while providing privacy). As their co-host, the nominators will assist in providing a relaxing and healing experience.

 

Comfort Plan Ideas For Nominators:

  • Stock the fridge

  • Decorate

  • Provide ready-made meals

  • Assist with departure clean-up

  • Provide an evening of childcare

The Kita Center will help the nominator to plan the family's stay as another loving member of the family's "village of support."

Campfire

NOMINATE A FAMILY (Coming Soon)

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Guest Journal

We invite all guests to share the names, picture, and memories of their loved ones in the cabin's guest journal to not only honor your loved one during your stay, but also to encourage the next guest that they are not alone in their grief. 

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Planning The Stay

The cabin is on the far left of The Kita Center property and has private waterfront access. Guests can be nominated to stay at the cabin once a year and are selected by a random lottery. A nomination does not guarantee the family will be chosen. Their stay is hosted in partnership with the family's nominator and The Kita Center.

 

The home is available seasonally April-October.

SPONSOR A FAMILY
Sponsor a family's stay at a cost of $500 per night. 

 

Please note that your sponsorship contributes directly to a house fund. This fund is utilized to cover all expenses related the cabin, amenities, utilities, and other necessities during a family's stay at the Christopher Mosher Family Respite Cabin at The Kita Center. Importantly, your sponsorship is not linked to a specific family but rather aids in supporting all families who take solace at our respite cabin. 

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