Pastoral Care

At HopeWay, we believe healing involves the body, mind and spirit. Our Pastoral Care Counselor is available to help guide clients in specific ways that help them use their personal belief system or sense of spirituality to assist with their growth and healing. Our Faith Room offers space for one-on-one visits, special spiritual rituals and services, and yoga and meditation.

Our Pastoral Care Counselor also leads drumming groups. These sessions explore West African rhythms, their history and the instruments. They work on the individual rhythms and how they all fit together as clients make music. Not only does this group focus on meditation, it is also a therapeutic tool and supports community building.


"I don't really have very strong religious ties, but J.D. was very friendly and was a comforting presence. I never officially "took advantage of pastoral care services" but every time we spoke it felt beneficial."  - Karl

"JD is kind and compassionate, and he has a lot to offer and teach to the residents and other groups here. Every experience with him has been fun and enjoyable." - Megan