A Retreat Center that helps parents find HOPE

after the loss of a child. 

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Healing Hope Ministries is a Retreat Center located near Alcester, SD that provides parents and families the means to work through the pain that they feel after the loss of a child. We will guide them on a path to a life that once again can be filled with joy and happiness. We will help them find HOPE again. 

Healing Hope Ministries is a place away from all distractions, allowing parents to sit in their grief for a few days. A place for parents at any stage of grief. Healing Hope Ministries is modeled after the success and experience of Smile Again Ministries. It is our desire to bring this proven grief program to South Dakota. We understand that all families need help after the loss of a child and Healing Hope Ministries welcomes anyone that finds themselves on this difficult journey.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Father of all compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles,

so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."

~2Corinthians 1:3-4

“We attended a Smile Again retreat on the recommendation of the Allen’s.  It was a turning point in our grief journey. 

Time on retreat gave us tools to sort through our grief and make peace with our pain.  We are so grateful for our time

at Smile Again and that Denny and Karri are bringing this important ministry to South Dakota.”
~Katie and Rick Melius, Brandon, SD