Many areas of the Refuge have been sponsored by parents in memory of their children.  Current While We're Waiting Partners, Hope, and Joy sponsors include the following:


While We're Waiting Partners

The meeting area has been sponsored by Landen and Missy Holmes in memory of their daughter, Leightyn.

The dining room and welcome center have been sponsored by Steve and Jana Mackey in memory of their son,           Jason, and daughter, Ali.


Hope Sponsors

The deck has been sponsored by Terry & Bronwyn Dowler in memory of their son, Wesley.


Joy Sponsors

One guest room has been sponsored by Gaylen and Claudette Youngblood in memory of their son, Glendon.

One guest room has been sponsored by Gaylen and Claudette Youngblood in memory of their niece, Kasie.

One guest room has been sponsored by Dustin and Misti Carter in memory of their daughter, Kyleigh.

One guest room has been sponsored by Kennis and Joan Mann in memory of their daughter, Kendra.

One guest room has been sponsored by Stan and Donna May in memory of their son, Zane.

One guest room has been sponsored by Stephen and Linda Quinn in memory of their daughter, Samantha.

One guest room has been sponsored by Skip and Misti McAlister in memory of their daughter, Lila Kate.

One guest room has been sponsored by Libby Beck in memory of her son, Eric, and her husband, Mike.

One guest room has been sponsored by Freddie & Jennifer Villacci in memory of their children, Vincent & Annabella.

One guest room has been sponsored by the Briggs family in memory of Daniel "Bryce" Briggs.




The While We're Waiting Refuge


​All of our retreats are hosted at the While We're Waiting Refuge, a retreat facility in Hot Springs, Arkansas, which has been built and designed specifically with bereaved parents in mind.  Completed in October of 2016, the Refuge is nestled in the midst of tranquil thoroughbred farms in a quiet country setting with a stocked pond and fifty wooded acres on which to roam.  


The Refuge is specifically designed for the comfort of bereaved parents, with a welcome center, a large kitchen/dining area overlooking the pond, a comfortable and cozy meeting room, a library/sitting area, an expansive deck, and ten hotel-room style bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom.


There are no other guests present at the Refuge during our retreats, so we can fully relax and make ourselves at home for the weekend.  The Refuge is also fully accessible, with two handicapped-equipped guest rooms.







































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