apricity: [a-PRIS-i-tee] noun

MEANING: the warmth of the sun in the winter

USAGE: As she stood there, shivering and exhausted during the darkest season, the sun rose over the horizon and rays of apricity wrapped around her like a cozy, fleece blanket of love.

SEE ALSO: Hope for caregivers.

Caregivers of medically complex, disabled children are living exhausting, stressful, chaotic lives they never expected to be living. Back and forth between the hospital, therapies and appointments, they live in a constant state of hyper-vigilance, worried about their children and their futures.

The Apricity Hope Project is here to be the light in the darkness, the ray of sun during the coldest chapters for caregivers. Whether you are visiting us at The Hideaway for a meet up or retreat, you are receiving a care(giver) package or hospital go-bag, or you are listening to our podcast – we hope you know you are loved, you are seen and you are not alone.

Get your tickets now for the 2024 Love Like Lorelei Golf Cart Giveaway!

  • Drawing will be held on August 3 at 1:07PM at the Apricity Hideaway as we celebrate AHP’s 2nd Anniversary! Join us LIVE or ONLINE!
  • $25 for one entry or $100 for five entries!
  • Contest details can be found here!
  • VIPER Carts USA continues to be an Apricity HOPE PARTNER! We are so grateful for your support!


The amazing thing about AHP is that it isn’t disease specific; we grow our support networks and continue to learn from another. There aren’t other programs like it that love on caregivers. It’s a space to be happy and sad together, and to share the minuscule steps forward that are actually a huge deal to us that other people wouldn’t pause at. We are known, loved and seen from afar even when it’s dark, scary and lonely at home.

— Kelsey S.


CAREGIVING MAMAS: We now have a waitlist for our retreats

The Apricity Hope Project is THRILLED to offer restorative retreats for mothers of medically complex and/or disabled children at our hot pink headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


2024 Restorative retreat dates:
  • May 16-19, 2024
  • August 8-11, 2024
  • September – TBD
we need your help


And your support of The Apricity Hope Project will directly comfort and love-on moms, dads, and all caregivers of medically complex and disabled children. You can support financially, with in-kind donations, or by volunteering your time and/or services.