PWSA | USA’s 2023 Moms’ Retreat was a big success thanks to the moms and caregivers who joined this first-ever event, our facilitator Jessica Patay, and incredible staff who worked to make it happen. Scroll below to see pictures from the retreat and quotes from those who attended.
We were thrilled to have Jessica Patay serve as our Moms’ Retreat facilitator throughout the weekend. Jessica lead several sessions that offered rest and relaxation, resources and tips for wellness, and opportunities to strengthen and motivate attendees.
Jessica Patay is the founder and executive director of We Are Brave Together (WABT), a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization that supports caregiving moms with children of all types of disabilities and neuro-diverse diagnoses. In addition, she is a sought-out speaker, podcast guest, writer and retreat coordinator, fundraiser, mother of three, social influencer, and a champion of self-care practices and their positive affect on motherhood. Jessica excels at creating and supporting communities of caregiving moms and she is a visionary for the disability community world-wide.
Jessica’s mission is to combat the isolation and burnout that these moms and their families face by creating supportive, resourceful and empowering communities and meaningful connections. Her vision is that every family in the disability community is strengthened, equipped, and inspired for their unique journey. This vision has fueled WABT’s growth in 6 years into an international community of over 2,200 moms, representing all 50 states and 24 countries. Jessica has helped launch dozens of support groups throughout the U.S., New Zealand and Australia. In order to extend her outreach, Jessica hosts a podcast, “Brave Together with Jessica Patay,” which offers a library of inspirational stories and resources for the disability community