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Religious Services

Hope Haven is committed to helping the whole person—not just vocationally, in community living and in mental health, but also spiritually. The Religious Services department helps to meet the spiritual needs of the people that we serve and provides support to co-workers who may have spiritual questions. Additionally, the Religious Services department serves as a resource to area churches to help them increase their capacity to welcome and include people with disabilities in the life of the church.

Meeting the spiritual needs of the people that we serve…

Faith is encouraged among the people served by Hope Haven through one on one conversations and providing an opportunity for daily devotions in each of the homes. Spiritual support and prayer is offered when someone is going through difficult situations—illness, death in the family or a difficult transition. Throughout the year spiritual retreats are offered in a variety of locations where we have a presence. If someone wants to join a church in the community where they live, assistance is provided to them and the church so that participation in a church family is possible.

Providing spiritual support of the people who serve with us…

Support is extended to coworkers when there is a hospitalization, death in the family, or if they are experiencing challenging situations. Colleagues are supported in community living sites as they respond to spiritual needs that arise. Religious services staff respond to spiritual questions and prayer needs of coworkers as they arise.

Assisting churches in the community to encourage inclusion…

Resources are provided for churches in our service area to welcome and include people with disabilities in the church family. The Religious Services department encourages church participation to those who seek to join a faith community and serves as a liaison between churches and prospective members. Churches are encouraged and supported to not only consider how to help meet the spiritual needs of people in the community but also how they might expect the gifts, talents and contributions of everyone to be shared and celebrated.

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