Welcome to Hope House of Central Illinois. Hope House began through conversations between a group of parents who had each traveled the treacherous road of grief. Though our stories differed, we felt the most ‘normal’ in each others company. Several months into the talking and planning stages, here we are, an official 501C3 non-profit organization raising funds to build a cabin in a quiet setting in rural central Illinois.
Who we will serve:
Parents of loss – There were 595 reported deaths of children ages 0-24, of which 212 were infants, within a hundred mile radius of our small town of Taylorville, IL. (government statistics – 2011)
Why we serve:
As fellow parents of loss, it is our goal to offer other parents a place of peace to begin to heal. Our hope is for them to find a ray of hope as they learn to live with their new normal.
What we are up to now:
We are meeting with individuals, groups of friends, local community leaders, clergy, church groups, and businesses to spread the word about our organization. Several have agreed to offer goods and services, time and talents, volunteer services, prayer, and financial support to see Hope House built.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to work towards the goal of seeing Hope House built and ready for service in the near future. For now, we will just keep taking the next step!