Hope Works Here is an employer-sponsored benefit that guides the transition of an employee’s return to work after the death or medically complex diagnosis of a child.

  • Grief in the workplace costs U.S. Employers over
    $75 billion a year.
  • A parent’s on-the-job productivity is impaired following the death of their child. They function at only 30% within the first 30 days and at 62% at 6 months.
  • Of the nation’s 78 million children, approximately
    3 Million have a medically complex condition.

Crisis happens. Bring in an expert.

At a time when productivity and confidence may break down, Hope Works Here offers critical support to an employee in crisis. Hope Works Here will:

  • Educate and guide supervisors and managers to ensure employees receive timely, custom and consistent support.
  • Help employers to retain valued employees.
  • Reduce economic losses related to grief.
  • Cultivate company loyalty.
  • Maintain lower health care costs through prevention of physical/mental health symptoms.
  • Restore confidence for employees, managers and teams.
  • The Hope Works Here Service Package is a timely and customized response for each situation and includes:


  • For the Employer: We thoughtfully assemble a customized communications toolkit that helps as early as sharing the news of a crisis internally/externally through the time that the affected employee is back at work.
  • For the Employee: We hand-pick and share resources specific to the child’s cause of death or medically complex condition.


Support is provided to both the affected employee and their team by a transition coach* who is carefully selected based on the circumstances of each case. Each package includes three visits with the transition coach:

  • First visit, one-on-one with affected employee PRIOR to the employee’s return to work.
  • Second visit, transition coach meets with team at the workplace PRIOR to the employee’s return to work.
  • Third visit, one-on-one with affected employee AFTER employee returns to work.

*A transition coach is a clinical mental health professional specifically chosen by Faith’s Lodge who specializes in child loss and illness

Connecting With Others

Help your employee and their spouse/family find hope with a gift that never expires: a certificate for a stay at Faith’s Lodge. When they are ready, a long weekend at Faith’s Lodge connects them with others who are facing a similar diagnosis or loss.

  • Whether you’re an enrolled partner or not, contact us if you have a need at 612.825.2703 or info@hopeworkshere.com .
  • Hope Works Here provides resources and a detailed schedule tailored to both the employer and employee’s specific needs
  • Service initiated. Includes transition coach visits and more.
The Hope Works Here process

is flexible to fit the needs of the employer and employee. We will help guide the employer and employee through scheduling the transition coach visits, connecting the employee with others and providing tailored resources. See Full Process

For Employers

Crisis happens. Bring in an expert. At a time when productivity and confidence may break down, Hope Works Here offers critical support to an employee in crisis.

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"As a company that is driven by continuous improvement on the experience employees have with us, we are always seeking partnerships that offer additional value to our employees. The best outcome is that we won’t ever use Hope Works Here, but having a comprehensive service like this ready at a moment’s notice gives us peace of mind should the need arise.”

- Julie Cosgrove, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

I wish Hope Works Here was around after my return to work from losing our stillborn son. Nobody knows how incredibly awkward, uncomfortable, and just extremely sad it is to go through a loss like this. Having as much support from family as well as your employer, can only help you along in the grieving process.

- Danielle' K., Faith's Lodge Past Guest

For Employees

It takes a village. Find out how you can support a parent in crisis.

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A Service of faith's Lodge

Faith’s Lodge is a safe haven for those coping with the death or medically complex condition of a child.

Since 2007, Faith’s Lodge has served over 8,500 grieving parents and their families in a peaceful environment to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future. It is a non-faith-based organization that was created by a bereaved Twin Cities couple in remembrance of their daughter, Faith Ann. A variety of programming is offered to grieving parents and families as well as those coping with the medically complex condition of a child.

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Call 612-825-2703

505 HWY 169 N, Suite 245, Minneapolis, MN 55441