Our Founder

Meet Elissa Lewin

Elissa Lewin is the Founder of Nancy’s House. The concept for Nancy’s House emerged from her own experience as a caregiver, a chance conversation with a massage therapist, and her background as a licensed psychologist.

Trained in an inter-systems approach to clinical work, Elissa looks at what is going on within the individual, within the family, and within the larger societal context when planning a Nancy’s House respite retreat.

Elissa has maintained a private practice for over 35 years. During that time, she also worked for 10 years as an adjunct therapist for the Council for Relationships, where she received her post-graduate training in couples and family therapy.

Prior to starting her own practice, Elissa worked in human services, serving people with developmental disabilities. Throughout her work experience, the needs of caregivers, and the emotional, physical, and interpersonal effects of burnout, have been a recurrent theme. Nancy’s House is Elissa’s answer to meeting these converging needs.

Elissa explains how Nancy’s House came to be (video below)

Letter From Founder

Welcome to Nancy’s House

If you’re a caregiver, you may not even know how tired you really are. At Nancy’s House, we offer comprehensive respite for caregivers in the Mid-Atlantic region. With 1-day and 3-day respite retreats, we take care of caregivers while helping them learn to take care of themselves back home. Have time that is just for you and learn how to create those moments at home. Because we do know how tired you really are.

Retreats are normally held in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey areas. However, since we are a mobile program, we do have the flexibility to host retreats in other areas. Guests’ fees are based on a sliding scale.

For more information about upcoming retreats and how to register, visit the “Become A Guest” page, contact Elissa at elissa@nancys-house.org or call 215-885-0753.

I look forward to seeing you. Until then, take care.

Elissa Lewin,
Founder of Nancy’s House

Support Nancy’s House

Nancy’s House can only run retreats when funds allow.

Please consider signing up for a recurring, monthly donation to help us provide care for caregivers on a regular basis.

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