Compassion

For the hurting.

Hope

In the midst of crisis.

Restoration

For broken relationships.

 

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caring for the heart

Restoration Stories

restoration story

Bob & Linda

what makes us different?

Programs Designed with You in Mind

Marriage Mentoring

Married couples experience compassion and hope, as they meet with a caring counselor who will walk with them on their journey of restoration.  Haven of Hope provides intensive counseling for an initial 5 days, 3 hours each day.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

616-693-2925

pre-marriage mentoring

Our goal is to help engaged and dating couples truly understand and know each other before they make the commitment to marriage.  Couples experience four three-hour sessions over three days.

616-693-2925

marriage retreats

Our marriage retreats provide couples with the opportunity to get away from the daily routine and focus on their relationship.  Attendees will meet other couples, relax in a positive environment, and grow through teaching tools and application times.

follow up groups

Restoration isn’t a once and done thing, and we commit to walking the journey with you. Follow Up Groups are small and include a lead couple who will guide you through the Building Blocks for Relationships workbook. Follow up groups meet once a week for six weeks.

How can you make a difference? 

Be A Hope Giver

the need

The need is great.  With nearly 2400 divorces a day, many couples are simply hanging on. Some  have spent all they have on counseling services that promised hope, but left them feeling hopeless.  You can offer that hope.

First, will you partner with us in prayer? Just as Aaron and Hur held Moses’ arms up during the battle with the Amalekites (Ex. 17:8-16) so we need those who will stand with us in this battle to reclaim marriages for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Would you commit to holding this ministry up in prayer. 

“Faith may move mountains, but prayer moves God.”

—Joni Eareckson Tada

the opportunity

Next, will you partner with us through giving?  As a hope giver, you make a difference-a difference in lives, homes, and the future.  Your donations make it possible for Haven of Hope to continue offering its counseling services free of charge to each couple that comes through our doors.

Giving is quick and easy.  By clicking on the button below, you will be directed to our secure online donation site.  You can make the choice to make a one-time gift or a reoccurring gift.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Haven of Hope is a faith based ministry committed to healing hearts
and restoring relationships.

Get Involved

If your church would like to host a weekend event, we would love to talk with you. Please contact us for more information.

 

Upcoming Events

Nov 5 -7, 2020 Marriage Retreat

Apple Creek Ohio – Fairlawn Mennonite Church 

Feb 25 - 27, 2021 Marriage Retreat

Millersburg, Ohio – Gospel Haven Mennonite Church

dedicated to compassion, hope, restoration

 The Hope Team

Steve & April Swartz

Marriage Mentor

Steve & April Swartz married in 1977, and they have five grown
children and three grandchildren. Steve attended Rosedale Bible
Institute in Ohio and then spent 3 years teaching music in a
private school setting in Goshen, Indiana. A few of his hobbies are farming, fishing, and good conversations. Steve and April moved
to Michigan where he served as pastor of a small congregation
and then began a construction business. In the fall of 2003, Steve
and April were exposed to “Biblical Concepts in Counseling” (now
known as “Caring for the Heart Ministry”) and shortly thereafter founded Haven of Hope Ministries. Haven of Hope is an associated office of Caring for the Heart Ministry. They now work as a team in ministry, helping couples find compassion, hope & restoration. 

Melissa Barker

Administrative Secretary

Melissa has been married to Bruce – her best friend – for 30 years.

They have three grown children and a son-in-law who all bring her heart joy.

She loves summer walks, trips to the beach, and ice cream in waffle cones. Her hobbies include drama coaching, quilting, and reading.

You will meet Melissa at the front desk of HOH. She is an expert at answering your questions and showing you the facility. You will experience her heart for ministry and being the hands and feet of Jesus is her gift.

the board

Jeff & Meryl VanderWeide
Board President
Board Member
Joe & Noreen Miller

Vice President
Board member

Brad & Jennifer Kober

Treasurer
Treasurer Secretary

Herman & Kathryn Yoder

Board Members

Elmer & Kathy Yoder

Executive Committee Member
Board Member

Virgil & Dawn Stutzman

Board Members

Bill & Kathy McGlone

Board Developement Committee Chair
Board Developement Member

Duane & Verba Cross

Board Members

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New Building Project 

As the number of hurting couples has increased, it has become more evident that Haven of Hope needs to expand its physical facility.  Currently Haven of Hope is launching a capital fund campaign to purchase land and a facility to house this growing need.  You can learn more about this campaign and follow our progress, by visiting our Facebook page.

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