Faith’s Lodge

Mission Statement

Faith’s Lodge supports bereaved parents and their families in a peaceful environment to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 2022 saw the highest occupancy rates in the history of our organization. That means that grieving parents are finding us, making the trip to Faith’s Lodge, connecting with others, and – hopefully – leaving with a path to hope after loss. Our satisfaction ratings remain high which tell us that the work that our staff and providers put into each stay is worthwhile and effective. In 2022, we served over 800 people from 200 families in a variety of programs. We logged hundreds of hours of massage, yoga classes, facilitated group discussions and 1:1 counseling sessions. We continue to strive to set the gold standard of care for bereaved parents as more and more people come through our facility and want to start one of their own. We see emulation as a compliment – not competition. There is enough grief to go around and we will continue to do all we can to meet the demand.
Current Goals In 2023, Faith’s Lodge is committed to ensuring that our programs remain accessible to all grieving parents that need our services. That accessibility applies to two areas: 1. Availability. We have answered the demand for more programs by shifting our schedule and adding nine more dates to the 2023 calendar. The addition of more program dates not only offers more dates for parents to choose, it addresses the demand for additional programs for very specific types of retreats that address the unique needs of different types of loss. 2. Financial. We have raised funds to specifically support requests for financial assistance from guests that want to attend programs but cannot otherwise afford the first-time guest rates. All accessibility is supported through outreach and communication to ensure that there is awareness of the service and its affordability. We have a plan for targeted communications to the professionals that serve grieving parents from all socio-economic backgrounds with a focus on otherwise underserved communities/populations.
Community or Constituency Served Faith's Lodge serves parents and families who are coping with the death of a child.
Geographic Area Served Faith's Lodge is based in Minnesota and operates the retreat facility in Danbury, Wisc. Guests come from across the United States. Since opening our doors in 2007, we have served guests from 46 states and three Canadian provinces. 71% of those guests have come from MN + WI (56% + 15% respectively). 29% come from the rest of the US.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Retreats that connect grieving parents with others who are coping with similar loss.:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 02/28/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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505 Hwy 169 N.
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 6128252073

General Information

Alternative Name: o
EIN: 20-4967588
Principal Staff: Kelly McDyre
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 7
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: ~1,000
Ruling Year: 2007


Board Chair: Kelly Hinze
Number of Board Members: 12
Average Member Attendance: 10.2

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