Hosted on our beautiful a 5-acre property near Alcester, SD, we welcome ONE family at a time who is grieving the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling to come stay for a 2-3 night Retreat. A place away from all distractions, allowing you time to reflect and learn how to navigate this journey you find yourselves on. We believe that a retreat experience is one piece in helping families express their deep grief and learn more about grief in general. We will walk you through a workbook personalized to suit your family and spend time together discussing certain topics. We will equip you with tools and resources to help you grieve in a heathy way. The facilitators will walk alongside families, not as counselors, but as peers that have been on a similar journey.
Retreat dates are flexible and more dates are available upon request. Call us at 605-934-2525 to discuss more or check out the Event Calendar.
This one-day retreat for bereaved mothers allows time and space to openly share about your child without feeling judged. It will provide you with tools and resources to help you on your grief journey and connect you with others on a similar journey. We keep these pretty small and typically have 5-10 participants at a time. For open dates, check out the Event Calendar or call 605-934-2525.
This one- day retreat is for couples who are grieving the loss of a child to gather together with others on a similar journey. This special day allows time and space to grieve, to reflect and navigate the journey you find yourselves on, and tools and resources to help your conitnue on your grief journey. For open dates, check out the Event Calendar or call 605-934-2525.
This weekend retreat is about creating a safe space for grieving mothers to connect and heal on levels only other bereaved mothers can relate to. It will allow you the time and space to share openly about your child, provide you with tools and resources to help you continue on your grief journey, and equip you with an amazing community of women to walk alongside you on this journey.
Being with other bereaved mothers can be incredibly comforting. During the retreat, there will be times when we meet in a large group setting, but we will share the most intimate times in small groups. There will be time for personal reflection, prayer and worship as well as plenty of time for fellowship. This event is held once a year at The Leadership Center in Aurora, NE and possibly once a year at a location in South Dakota...TBD.
Want to bring a weekend retreat to an area near you? Contact Karri at 605-934-2525. We'd love to see what we can work out.
The minimum stay is 2 nights and the maximum stay is 4 nights.
Our family weekend retreat costs $2500, but thanks to our sponsors we are able to offer the experience to families for $250. We don't want attending this retreat to be a burden to anyone. 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.
When is it best to come for a grief retreat?
We've found that it's best to attend a retreat anytime after that inital 6 week period. The shock is starting to wear off a little at this point and you may be ready to seek support. We feel, the sooner the better, but you get to decide what's right for you. Some people come days after, some come after 2 years, and even 20 years later.
Who is the retreat for?
Our retreat is geared towards anyone who has had a child, grandchild or sibling die at any age.
Can I bring anyone with me?
Of course! You can bring your spouse, a support person, parents, your other children, etc. We only have two bedrooms (3 beds), so just keep that in mind.
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.