A Place Where Hope Grows

As the first dedicated retreat facility, Faith’s Lodge provides hope, connection, and support to parents and families coping with the death of a child.

Child Loss Retreats

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Who We Are & What We Do

The tranquil setting of Faith’s Lodge provides a peaceful escape for families coping with the death of a child to refresh their minds and spirits while spending time with others who understand their experiences. Our long weekend retreats combine professional grief counseling, therapeutic experiences, and group activities that help families heal. As the first dedicated retreat facility of its kind, our goal is to connect families and give them tools for coping with grief and its challenges in a healthy way.

People Served

Since opening our doors in 2007

States

Faith’s Lodge serves guests nationwide

Grieving Parents

75,000 children die each year in the US (CDC, 2013)

Our Blog

Read about guest experiences, support for grieving parents, and more.

My Child was Missing – The Story of Grieving Mom

My Child was Missing – The Story of Grieving Mom

Written by Susan Jacobson  “Bye Mom, love you”. Those are the last words I heard from my precious 22-year-old son, Ben, on February 8, 2021. I didn’t know that at the time, of course. It was how he ended every phone call to me, and those words had always been very...

Upcoming Events

Hope Walks + Rolls – June 9, 2024
Hope Rocks –  September 28, 2024

Resource Organizations

Our resources are trusted organizations offering support for those impacted by the death of a child.

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The Gassen Family

“After our daughter Eve was stillborn, we sought respite at Faith’s Lodge. You meet people who understand how much you can love someone you’ve never met, and how hard it is to pick up the pieces emotionally and spiritually. We began to rebuild together.”
– Clark Gassen, Eve’s Dad

The Voerste Family

“Coming to Faith’s Lodge connected us with multiple families that taught us about letting the stress go and finding joy. My kids were kids again. Faith’s Lodge is a place that allows us to heal and grieve about life that may not be lived.”
– Jill Voerste, Deacon’s Mom

The Hearn Family

“Our weekend at Faith’s Lodge was the first time we felt understood by others. Faith’s Lodge helped us create lasting peaceful memories. From painting rocks, to the birdhouse with her name on it. We felt a bond to our daughter that weekend that will be cherished in our hearts forever.”
– Jennifer Hearn, Oaklynn’s Mom