Take Five Program

It is time for you to take five minutes for yourself…

The Apricity Hope Project Take 5 Program offers caregivers a time and place where their cups are refilled – literally and metaphorically. We do this through our retreats, meetups and gatherings.


Caregiver Meetups are held at the Apricity Hideaway in Norfolk, VA unless otherwise noted. These are low key meetups where we can casually connect with fellow caregivers – outside of the hospital. Meetups require guests to reserve their spots with free “tickets” on AHP’s GiveButter platform. Meetups are free, but since they are limited to 10 guests / meetup, we require guests to sign up in advance.

We will continue to add dates throughout the year:

  • Monday May 13 from 10AM-12PM :  Coffee + Convo
  • Wednesday June 5 from 10AM-12PM: Coffee + Convo
  • July TBD – NICU Caregivers Meetup
  • Wednesday August 20 from 10AM-12PM: Coffee + Convo
  • Thursday September 12 from 10AM-12PM: Coffee + Convo
  • Tuesday October 1 from 10AM-12PM: Coffee + Convo
  • Tuesday December 3 from 10AM-12PM: Coffee + Cookies + Convo

These meetups are for caregivers only. While our children are incredible – they are not invited to these meetups. 

“Tickets” are required for the meetups so that we limited the gathering to 10ish caregivers. We want this to be a safe, calm, welcoming atmosphere so we are limiting the numbers to limit social anxiety and germs. 


Retreats are currently only available for caregiving mamas. Due to the high demand we require that you fill out this application. You will be added to the list as retreats become available and spots open up.

Retreats range from 1-day to 4-day retreats. To learn more about the types of retreats AHP offers check out our Retreat page!