“As Moms, we typically tend to put our family’s needs first.  Our children’s needs and sometimes wants become the priority.  As a Parent of a Special Needs child, we have additional responsibilities and their needs are typically greater.  We may have additional therapy appointments, IEP meetings and the child or adult we care for often requires much more of our time.  We, the Moms and Dads, the Caregivers, often forget about caring for ourselves.

Well, fortunately for us parents, there is an organization called POCWASN (Parents of Children with All Special Needs), that cares. They are providing a magnificent, much-needed service for us parents who have become accustomed to putting our self-care needs last.  I am so grateful to have been introduced to this organization by the lucky chance that I won a spa mani-pedi raffle prize at a Special Needs Fashion Show.  When I scheduled my appointment,  Syrenthia Farris-Colino was genuinely caring, she could relate to my situation and she was so helpful and kind.   She stressed the importance of self-care and I was convinced that I deserved this prize.

The services were provided by DJ Nails in Carson, CA.  I was extremely content with the staff,  their service and the amazing feeling of putting myself first for a change.  Thank you so much POCWASN for caring about the caregiver.”

Kellie K.

Putting Myself First for a Change

Thank you for my gift certificate at Soul Spa, It was amazing/relaxing! and Cheryl was outstanding and very sweet. I will definitely recommend all my family/friends to Soul Spa. Also, thank you and your organization for your support to children/adults with Autism. Keep up the good work! We look forward to your next event.

Mario  M. (PARENT)

Keep up the Good Work

I just wanted to Thank you again. I finally used both gift certificates and the massage and facial were amazing. I can’t begin to explain how honored I feel to have been chosen for this wonderful award. The things that you and your organization do and all of your accomplishments have changed so many lives and your commitment and dedication mean so I much to the parents and children that you work with. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Kellie R. (TEACHER)

Massages & Facial Were Amazing

It was fantastic! Syrenthia, I feel so privileged that I was offered this experience
Cheryl really impressed me, she’s so down to earth. The atmosphere at Soules Is serene and has an alluring character in my opinion.
Thanks so much for the treat. I would totally recommend
her to others.



Thank you so much for the gift of giving and the opportunity to receive happily. The facial experience was therapeutic and professionally gracious.
Cheryl truly cares about protecting and representing her craft, qualities I truly admire. P.O.C.W.A.S.N ( Syrenthia) this was such a blessing when I needed it most. I am forever grateful.

Thanks Again,
Keesha G., RN BSN PHN T

Gift of Giving