Whispers of Hope is a free-of-charge retreat for women 18 and above. The length of stay is determined weekly by the resident’s need and participation. We offer individual counseling, loving staff support and an opportunity to live well in community with others. Applicants who recognize their need for help in overcoming poor life choices, unhealthy relationships, mild depression, fears, feelings of guilt and inadequacy may apply. Women who struggle in these areas tend to fall through the cracks as they do not qualify for treatment but are in need of help. To be successful, residents must be committed to working hard in all aspects of the program and open to a biblical approach.

We are NOT a treatment facility licensed to provide support and therapy for existing diagnoses such as: Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders or Chemical Dependency. We encourage individuals struggling in these areas to seek treatment specifically designed for their needs. However, applicants who have successfully completed treatment for such disorders and addictions and have a desire to look further at their life choices and relationships may apply.


Counseling is provided at no cost once a week for a maximum of 10 sessions to girls and women ages 15 and above. Requirements include attending church regularly and completing assignments.


Women who have only a few days available can receive counseling that gets to the core of their deep struggles. There will be one-on-one counseling, required reading, journaling and self-reflection. All women going through this program will stay overnight at The Refuge.

 Tiny Room Ministry


The Tiny Room is a small bedroom that provides a safe and quiet place for women 18 and above who need time away for rest, reflection or help putting a plan in place to move forward when life is difficult. You tell us what you would like to do and our staff will be more than happy to serve you! Whether you stay for a day or up to a week, our door is open at no cost. A Tiny Room guest is welcome to join our staff and residents in the dining room for meals. If you prefer a quiet retreat in your room, our home cooked meals can be delivered to you, or you may bring your own food if desired. Please contact Tammy at 507-334-2466 if you would like to make a reservation.


Whispers of Hope is available to host your small group’s one, two or three-day retreat. This may include a ministry planning session, women wanting to develop relationships with other women, women ministering to women involved in unhealthy lifestyles and seminars. If needed, we can provide options for breakout sessions. Please call us for more information or to make a reservation.