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Child Loss Retreats
Child Loss Retreats
As the first dedicated retreat facility, Faith’s Lodge was created to be a safe haven for grieving families to reflect, explore and just be with people going through a similar experience. Here, you are free to share stories, talk, cry and yes, even laugh.
With a variety of different retreats offered year-round, grieving families can find support, resources and hope when they are ready.
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Bereaved Parent Infant/Toddler Loss Retreats
Designated for parents who are grieving the death of a child 12 weeks gestation – 2 years of age.
- January 27 – 30, 2022
- March 3 – 6, 2022
- March 10 – 13, 2022
- May 12 – 15, 2022
- June 27 – 29, 2022
- July 6 – 10, 2022
- July 25 – 27, 2022
- September 8 – 11, 2022
- October 13 – 16, 2022
- November 10 – 13, 2022
Bereaved Parent Older Loss Retreats
Bereaved Single Parents – All Ages Loss Retreats
Bereaved Mothers – All Ages Loss Retreats
Bereaved Fathers – All Ages Loss Retreats
Bereaved Parents of a Medically Complex Child Retreats
Bereaved Parents of Suicide Loss Retreats
Bereaved Family Infant/Toddler Loss Retreats
Bereaved Family Older Loss Retreats
What Goes On At Retreats
Grief Group Discussions
Therapeutic Arts & Crafts
Memorial / Remembrance Activities
Enjoying the Outdoors
Meals All Included
Grief Group Discussions
Thanks to the generosity of The BeliEve Foundation, optional one-on-one therapy sessions with a licensed mental health professional are offered at no cost to our guests. These visits can be for individuals or couples. Please note that these are not therapeutic or diagnostic visits – they are meant to give direction and resources in navigating your grief.
Chef-Lead Cooking Experience
Therapeutic Memorial Activities
Enjoying the Outdoors
Just bring yourself and a change of clothes – we’ll take care of the rest. Balanced meals are provided from the time you arrive through the morning of your departure. Even on nights when we encourage guests to explore the town, we’ve still got you covered with a selection of self-serve items in our gourmet kitchen. (Please note: notify staff of food allergies prior to your visit.)
We want anyone who needs Faith’s Lodge to be able to come. We are able to keep our guest rates low thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners.
First Time Guest Rate: $99/night per room
Returning Guest Rate: $249/night per room
*All stays require an additional $50 booking fee that is transferrable but nonrefundable.
Thanks to the generosity of the Gougeon Family, we are able to offer financial assistance to first time guests who are unable to pay for some or all of their stay. Funds are available on a first come first serve basis for first time guests in either full or partial. If you are interested in receiving financial assistance for an upcoming retreat, please apply below.
Please note that by applying for financial assistance, you are not registered for a retreat. Financial assistance does not cover the $50 booking fee.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Faith’s Lodge located?
Faith’s Lodge is located in Northwestern Wisconsin near the town of Webster, less than a two-hour drive from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, less than one hour from Duluth/Superior and about four hours from Madison. Detailed driving directions will be sent to you prior to your stay.
If you are flying to come to Faith’s Lodge, Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) is the closest large airport to Faith’s Lodge. From there, it’s about a 2 hour drive northeast.
Is Faith’s Lodge faith-based?
No, Faith’s Lodge is not associated with any one religion. The Lodge was named after our founders’ daughter Faith who was stillborn. We welcome everyone to bring their own spirituality and religion and apply it as they wish.
How many families/parents attend each retreat?
Faith’s Lodge can accommodate up to 8 families or 8 couples/parents for each retreat.
Who is allowed to attend a retreat with me?
Only biological/legal parents of the child who passed away are allowed to attend a programming weekend.
Family weekends are designated for parents and their children.
How long are retreats?
Retreats are generally 3 or 4 nights depending on the time of year.
Check-in is between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please let our lodge staff know an approximate time of your arrival. Check out is 11:00 am on the day of your departure.
In order to fully experience a retreat at Faith’s Lodge, we strongly encourage guests to attend the full duration of the retreat. If you have a unique circumstance or plan to arrive late, please notify our Lodge Manager prior to your arrival.
Are the retreats tailored more for brand new grieving parents or can we come at a later time?
Our retreats are for any and all grieving parents. Everyone’s journey is different and we try to meet everyone where they are. While we cannot guarantee that you will meet others on your same timeline, we can tell you that we see many parents looking for connection 10, 15 or even 20 years later. We have been told by parents who have lost a child 10+ years ago that seeing and talking to some of the newly grieving parents helped them realize just how far they’ve come. While they may be in a different place now, they still very much want to connect with others who understand their pain.
What happens after I register for a retreat?
You’ll receive a confirmation email from our Lodge staff within 2 business days. Prior to your stay, you’ll receive an email and brochure with an itinterary, what to bring and further information about your stay.
Can I bring my own food and beverages?
Yes, while Faith’s Lodge provides 3 meals a day, guests are welcome to bring their own meals and beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic) during their stay. Each guest suite has its own personal refrigerator to store smaller food and drink items.
Do you allow pets?
No pets are allowed unless they are a service animal. Please notify lodge staff prior to your arrival if you have a service animal.
Is Faith’s Lodge handicap accessible?
Yes, Faith’s Lodge is handicap accessible and ADA compliant. Please let us know if you need a handicap accessible suite.
Do you offer translator services?
Faith's Lodge - Retreat Center
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Danbury, WI 54830