You can provide grief support for you friends or family by giving the Gift of Hope and offering to cover the expense of their grief retreats. Then, all they have to do is pick the date.
After you reserve your time slot for your overnight retreat experience, please download the registration form, fill it out, and mail it back to us along with your $50 deposit.
We invite you and your immediate family to join us for a retreat. The minimum stay is 2 nights and the maximum stay is 4 nights. The grief retreats are a time to reflect and learn more about the grief journey you are on. The facilitators walk with your family through a short program that was developed by Smile Again Ministries. Some of the time is spent together and some on your own. In your down time you might find time to read, reflect, explore the outdoors, do crafts, play games as a family, etc.
We rely on donations to operate and our goal is to to keep the cost to attend low for families walking through grief. We don't want attending this retreat to be a burden to anyone and only ask for $250/family retreat. Scholarships are available if there is a financial need. Please call Karri at 605-201-4261 for more info.
You will have sole access to the 2-bedroom "guest house" on our property. There is one queen size bed in the main bedroom and two twin size beds in the second room. There's a beautiful living room complete with a gas fireplace. The sofa could also serve as additional sleeping space as well as air mattresses if needed. We also have a pack n play available for the little ones. The guest house is complete with a full kitchen and dining area where you can prepare your meals.
The kitchen area allows guests to prepare meals or snacks during their stay. We try to stock the pantry with some staples, but please plan to bring whatever you'd like to eat while you're here. There are a few restaurants nearby that we could recommend as well.