Hope Springs is a 501c3 Not for Profit Retreat Center in Ohio's Southern Appalachian foothills providing intentional space for mindful, creative and healthy private group retreats. Hope Springs also sponsors profoundly transformational workshops on topics which include women's issues, empowered leadership, and personal growth.

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Hope Springs Fall Wine & Dine Fundraiser at Brianza Gardens &Winery

Wine & DineCome enjoy a glass of your favorite Brianza wine while supporting our mission to nurture people & organizations who desire to make a positive change in themselves and their communities.


Throughout the evening, listen to live music and discover your preferred wine as you anticipate a magical meal prepared by resident chef Scotty Claypool. You can greet friends, peruse items in our silent auction, and maybe even go crazy and dance!   Our fundraising event will reach a crescendo with a raffle drawing to win one of two exciting prizes — a glorious night’s stay in the Winemaker’s Suite at Brianza or a full tuition to one of many programs given at Hope Springs! Read More

Wine & Dine Fundraiser

Dear Hope Springs Supporters,

We are gearing up for our Third Annual Volunteer Day, to be held on Indigenous People’s Day (aka Columbus Day) - October 9, 2017.  It is a great time and a lot of fun for all involved.  Not only will you be helping Hope Springs, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends and old friends.  As always, we’ll provide the lunch, you provide the elbow grease.  We have a never-ending list of projects that need doing. 

Projects that need doing (subject to change):

  • Painting – There is always a door or a room to be painted.  If you have any paint brushes or rollers, please bring them.  As the date comes closer, we will be more specific about what will be painted.  

  • Gardening – We always have lots of weeding to be done.  And, if all goes according to plan we will have a new garden to install!  Bring shovels, spades, and gloves if you have them.

  • Miscanthus Grass – Turns out that the grass we have been calling Pampas grass is actually Miscanthus, Miscanthus sinensis, to be specific, also called Chinese silver grass.  We won’t stop until we have removed it from our property!  Electric hedge trimmers welcome!  We need to keep cutting it back until it finally gives up.  We can do this!  Bring gloves and any cutting tools that you have.

  • Firewood – as always, we have trees that need to be cut and stacked to be used for firewood or put into piles for burning.   Bring gloves and a chain saw if you have them. 

If you can join us, please contact Jules at 937-587-2602 or jules@hopespringsinstitute.org and let her know what projects you are interested in.  Please be sure to dress appropriately.  Most, if not all, work is outside and in addition to sun protection, you will want to protect yourself from scrapes and bugs.

Together we can make a huge difference!

Executive Director

Little Red Barn

Scraping and painting of the Pump House, aka "The Little Red Barn," was done by volunteers at last year's Volunteer Day.     


What People are Saying

The beauty of the people who work here
The Spirit of the Land
The love all around is what makes Hope Springs very special
This was my first time here. I will return.
I felt so loved and cared for in all ways.

~ Retreat attendee

"This experience has has brought me greater clarity and confidence about my life’s purpose – in many ways, on many levels."         

~CKM, Jacksonville, Florida

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