Retreats are a great tool to allow you the time and space to grieve. A place where hope and healing can begin.
We provide education to support networks about grief and loss and how to support loved ones experiencing loss.
Journey through your grief with others going through similar situations.
Click below to find more support and learn about other groups and counselors that we partner with.
We have a beautiful 2-bedroom "guest house" on our property where we welcome families for a 2-4 day "Retreat Experience". The retreat is designed to give you and your family a safe place to grieve. 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 move successfully through the grieving process.
We simply hold space for families to talk openly about their loss without feeling judged. It’s a chance to come and focus on your loss; a chance to sit with it and let it process. A chance to talk and tell your story, and to keep those communication lines open with your family. It’s all about hope…we want to serve people, love people and allow healing to begin.
Different from other retreats, Healing Hope hosts only 1 family at a time, creating a unique one-on-one experience. The facilitators walk alongside the families, not as counselors, but as peers that have been on a similar journey.
Healing Hope relies on donations to function and operate the retreat. Support from community members, businesses and churches is necessary to keep the cost to attend low for families walking through grief. We don’t want the cost to be a burden for families that attend, so we’re committing to carry this burden and know that with God and the support of this wonderful community, it will all work out. The actual cost per retreat will be about $2500, but families will only be asked to pay $50/night.
Your support and contributions will enable us to provide hope for grieving families in
South Dakota and surrounding region.
NOTE: If you donate online and choose to use your bank account rather than a credit card, the fees are less. Donate today to offer HOPE to the hurting.
Hear from two families what it feels like to lose a child and how a place like Healing Hope is beneficial.