Mug Image | 828 Hope in the Darkness
828 Hope in the Darkness | Heart Icon

Our Mission Statement

At 828 Hope, we are committed to providing care, counsel, and encouragement to those as they navigate the challenging journey of grief. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, our mission is to offer education, understanding, healing, and hope to individuals experiencing the profoundly personal and often overwhelming journey of loss. Guided by compassion, empathy, and faith, we aim to be a guiding light through the darkness, extending our hand to empower and equip those in need, ultimately fostering healthy healing and the renewal of hope.


Our Unique Approach

Heart-Centered Care

We meet individuals at their point of need, acknowledging their pain while fostering an environment of understanding, empathy, and support.

Spiritual Integration

Our faith-centered approach recognizes the role of spirituality in the healing process, offering Christ-centered counsel and prayerful support.

Community and Connection

We believe in the power of shared experiences and offer support groups, workshops, retreats, and counseling services to create a network of compassion and understanding.

Excellence in Care

Rooted in Christian values, we are committed to professional standards, continuous education, and collaboration with local resources to ensure the highest quality care.


Our Commitment

At 828 Hope, we believe that every person deserves compassionate care and support during their grief journey. We aspire to be a beacon of hope, reminding individuals that healing is possible and that they are not alone. Together, we seek to bring light to the darkness of loss, offering comfort, restoration, and the reassurance that there is hope beyond grief.


Our Services

Empty Arms Program

An eight-week support group for grieving parents who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.

Educational Programs

Equipping individuals with coping strategies and tools for their grief journey.

Facilitator Materials and Training

Resources for those who want to help others navigate grief.

Speaking Opportunities

Sharing our expertise and experiences with the community.

Books, Workbooks, and Bible Studies

Resources for personal growth and understanding.

Support Groups, Grief Retreats, and Healing Events

Spaces for connection and healing

Fundraising Events

Supporting our mission to provide hope and healing.


Meet the Co-Founders

Karen Badal Hacker and Rick Hacker

Karen & Rick Hacker