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Programs and Services

Learn about how our Cultivating Model is carried out in our programs and services.

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.

Whether you find yourself in a caregiver role for the first time, have spent years being a caregiver, or have lost the person you were caring for, we understand the unique challenges that you face. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you remain in the best mental and physical shape to be the support system that your charge needs you to be. Let us be your support system as you continue in a caregiver role or adjust to life after caregiving.

THINK caregiver

Our virtual support program connects caregivers to personalized training and community support across a vast network throughout the country.

Phone Support

Sign up for Care Call Check-ins! Hope Grows support staff will call at regular intervals as desired by the caregiver. Our knowledgeable staff provides emotional coaching, resources and referrals as needed by the caregiver.

Register HERE for Call Check-ins

Online Support

Sign up for weekly self-care suggestions via email! Our online and social network of caregivers and supporters provides short moments of encouragement, respite and purpose with simple self-care suggestions.

Register HERE for Email Check-ins


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Counseling & Support

Hope Grows provides mental health counseling, support groups, and psychoeducation to individuals and families who serve as a caregiver personally and professionally.  This support provides a network to encourage caregivers to process the mind, body, and spiritual stress associated with the role of caregiver and enhances skills to care for their care recipients.

Individual and Family Counseling is provided by a Master’s-level or higher trained professional counselor.

The counselor meets the caregiver at their desired location for a small travel fee.

Hope Grows does not currently accept insurance but provides a sliding scale fee schedule.

Contact us for more information or to set an appointment, or complete this form and we will respond with our recommendations.

Hope Grows conducts a variety of support groups infused with our therapeutic blend of mindfulness and horticultural therapy.

Life During Caregiving

(Caregiver Peer Support Group)
Life during Caregiving is a monthly peer to peer support group for caregivers who are active with the role of providing care. Sometimes providing care causes strain and stress and the anticipation creates grief. Every month topics will be introduced to prompt discussion and to create an exchange of resources and support. The group will run on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the evening at the Moon Township library. The group is facilitated by a master’s level counselor or trained volunteer. To inquire, email Hope Grows or call 412-369-4673 or visit the Moon Township Library website.

Life After Caregiving

(Bereavement/Caregiver Identity Loss Peer Support Group)
Life After Caregiving is a monthly peer support group for caregivers who have lost their loved one and are struggling with identity loss.  Services provided by a master’s level counselor or trained volunteer. Contact to find out how Hope Grows can incorporate this program at your location.

Currently, Hope Grows hosts a Life After Caregiving group at the John F. Slater Funeral Home in Brentwood, PA every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  The group will run September-December in 2016 and then again March-June in 2017.  See events calendar for dates.  For more information regarding this support group, contact the aftercare coordinator at

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Classes consist of six sessions held once a week.  Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach).  Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.

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The Caregiver Series

This program is still in development with release in 2017. The series is to encourage and empower caregivers by using an essential oil, inspirational stone, flower and its symbolism and the art of writing and storytelling in shaping the caregiver’s journey of ‘joyful caring.’ The series coincides with our theme this year —The Joy of Caregiving—presents five key elements of joyfulness in the caregiving journey: hope, faith, balance, healing and strength. Along the path, we can harvest balance by setting boundaries around our needs and having faith that tomorrow will be bearable. We can maintain strength as we learn to lean on someone when the path becomes overgrown and we need help and healing. We can find hope in the midst of the demands of caregiving when we allow ourselves to believe that tomorrow will be alright.

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Therapeutic Respite

Take a Break in the Dirt
Take a Break in the Dirt is a seasonal, volunteer-run, adaptive gardening program that engages children with disabilities, ages 5-18, in gardening and nature…

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Short Break Programs
Short Break Programs consist of horticultural therapy activities and programs where Hope Grows brings their ‘classroom’ to your facility, while you, the professional caregiver…

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Therapeutic Respite

  • Essential Oils Classes
  • Nature Walks
  • Labyrinth Walks

Education & Training

Hope Grows provides professional education and training to enhance the knowledge of the professional health care community about the needs of the family caregiver. Facilities and professionals may contact us at for more information on topics and continuing education credits.

Continuing Education

Grief and Bereavement

Stress Management

Future of Hope Grows – Hope House & Hope Center

The Hope House is a place for both current and past caregivers to engage in an overnight wellness respite style Bed and Breakfast. The building will accommodate the caregiver by providing a place of refuge and restorative care for the mind, body, and spirit.  Whether the caregiver needs rest or rejuvenation, the Hope House will exemplify our focus areas of services: counseling/support, therapeutic respite, and education/training and serve as a monument to the Hope Grows model of caregiver support and wellness.

The Hope House is surrounded by six healing and restorative gardens with plans to develop the remaining 2 acres with a labyrinth, pond, chapel area, and a forest garden to name a few. The caregiver, if interested, will be able to engage actively in the daily activities or passively through nature appreciation. Learning how to use the gardens therapeutically is a goal during the visit.

The Hope House plans to open its door as soon as zoning approval and funding are secured and renovations are complete.

If you are inspired to help with this projected goal, become a supporter of hope.

For questions or comments, contact or call 412-369-HOPE (4673).

Caregiver Resources

Below you will find resources for caregivers. These sites provide information for caregivers in all situations. Please visit these sites for more information.

The National Alliance for Caregiving

Helping you Care

Mesothelioma Center

Senior Living Advisors

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