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.

Hope Springs Institute

Hope Springs    

Hope Springs Institute


November 28, 2017

To the Beloved Hope Springs Community,

During this season of thanksgiving, I am especially grateful to realize the impact Hope Springs has on so many people who seek growth and learning in their lives, their organizations, and in the world. I was especially touched by the beautiful testimonial from the chair of Taking Back Ourselves, a program for adults who are survivors of sexual abuse:

In the many years of retreat and conference experiences with both male survivors and the women survivors who participate in Taking Back Ourselves, Hope Springs has proven to be one of the best environments by far to meet the survivor community’s needs for restoration and recovery by providing comfort, space, wonderful food, and complete support. [I]t is a unique and beautiful space that enables women and men to do deep life changing work in an atmosphere of complete safety and exquisite care.  Jules Myers and her team understand with compassion and sensitivity the needs of this community.  They provide it with warmth, nurturance, and humor.  I consider Hope Springs a second home, and truly a sacred space.

In 2017, we welcomed 12 new groups and 26 returning groups.  Over 700 people came through Hope Springs as part of those groups, and more than 350 of them were new to Hope Springs! Our impact is expanding. The positive changes that happen at Hope Springs are like ripples in a pond, moving out in ever-widening circles! 

As a non-profit organization committed to serving an economically diverse population, we must raise an additional 26% over our lodging and meals fees in order to continue our sacred work.  Your donation to Hope Springs allows us to continue to multiply those effects of growth and learning.  Please consider making a tax-deductible, year-end donation to continue the positive changes that groups, such as Taking Back Ourselves, can do with such safety and sacredness at Hope Springs.

As always, I remain encouraged at our progress, hopeful for our future, and grateful to be the steward of this place from which springs the hope for inner and global peace.

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With much gratitude,

Jules Myers, MSOD
Executive Director


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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