Hope Grows is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides mental health counseling, support groups, resources, and Therapeutic Respite™ activities to help alleviate family and professional caregiver stress and emotional strain. Hope Grows helps caregivers direct some of their energy and focus on self-care, so that they are better able to take care of the care recipient.
It is the mission of Hope Grows to inspire hope through nature while empowering caregivers to seek wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Our staff and network of volunteers seek to put an end to caregiver death and be the organization caregivers trust and turn to receive personalized assistance, therapeutic services, and resources at any point in their journey regardless of their financial means.
To enable this to happen there are people and teams all across the nation pushing this common mission & vision. All this requires time, investment and application as we strive to plant hope, one seed at a time. All this requires seasons of cultivating, tending to, and as we strive to plant hope, one seed at a time.
Nature is unpredictable at times, so is the process of providing care for someone. We at Hope Grows provide an environment that empowers the caregiver to tell their story, engage in short breaks (respite), and participate in counseling and support as necessary. In using a positive, holistic, and mindful approach focused around the healing benefits of nature, the path in maintaining quality of life can be experienced. Attending to the identity of the caregiver while in the midst of the increasing demands they provide is our goal in helping the caregiver to manage the physical, psychological and spiritual stress associated with the role of providing care.
A family caregiver is anyone providing a wide range of unpaid care to dependent children, spouses, parents, siblings, relatives, friends, or neighbors. Responsibilities can include, but not limited to personal care, physical help, emotional/social/behavioral support, assistance with activities of daily living, assistance accessing services, and financial help.
Caregivers assume responsibility for providing care for someone. The role starts with picking up meds for mom or taking dad to the doctor and as the demands increase, so does the physical and emotional stress. Caregivers often do not identify as a ‘caregiver’ in the early onset of the role. However, juggling work/family schedules, experiencing increased responsibilities of providing care, having limited time for self, and lack of finances for replacement care begins to wreak havoc on mind, body, and spirit of the caregiver.
Programs from Hope Grows are specifically designed to provide options and solutions for the caregiver. Our staff is certified to provide counseling in both one-on-one or group settings. Our garden serves as a place of respite for caregivers who are dedicating much of their time to support those who need them.
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