Families like yours — across the U.S. — will connect with others in similar circumstances. If your family is facing the loss of a parent while raising kids and needs a boost of hope, join us from the comfort of home.

Our next Hope@Home™ Weekend is September 23-25, 2022.

Applications are first-come, first-served. Apply now so your family doesn’t miss out!

You Will Feel Loved​

Young families facing ALS, cancer, or other life-threatening illness of a parent often feel alone. You’re not.

There’s an entire community that understands what you’re going through. And we’re here for you.

A Hope@Home™ Weekend is a life-changing, hope-inspiring experience where your family can connect with other families who “get it.”

Where else can you and your kids (yes, even your resistant teen!) meet others the same age who are facing similar circumstances … and have a lot of fun together?!

And, there is no cost to participate.
The Inheritance of Hope (IoH) story began with one young family facing a parent’s terminal illness – a mom and dad with young children looking for resources for their entire family as they all navigated the mom’s illness. Surprisingly, there were none. They decided to create resources for their family and share them with others. In 2007, Deric and Kristen Milligan launched IoH with the mission to inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent, and the brand has grown to serve families throughout the U.S.

You are not alone

1 in 20 children will suffer the loss of a parent before age 16. Hope@Home™ was created to help support them — and their parents — through this all-too-common challenge.




“One of the best experiences in my life!”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“I truly wish there were enough words on this planet to express what this has done for me and my family.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“Inheritance of Hope is one of the true gems out there that truly cares for people…”

- Hope@Home™ participant -
“We can’t even find the right words to express the amount of gratitude in our hearts. We feel like our hearts could burst.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“Inheritance of Hope has given me a positive impact on my life since my mom has passed away…I really appreciate the week that they gave me and my family because I would not give it back for the world.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant (age 17) -
“Hope@Home group is awesome. I didn’t realize how badly I needed that connection to others that are struggling with the same thing.”

- Hope@Home™ Group member -
“Being able to be around teens and kids that are experiencing what I and my family are experiencing was something indescribable.”

- Hope@Home™ participant (age 17) -
The friendships we formed, the tools we gained, and the memories we made will last a lifetime.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“This was one of the best weeks of our life! We will be forever grateful for the memories created.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“Inheritance of Hope provides expert love and care for families battling a parent’s life-threatening illness.”

- Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages -

Don't Miss Out!

Hope@Home™ Weekend applications are
first-come, first-served.

Apply now to make September 23-25 your family’s best weekend of the year!


During a Hope@Home™ Weekend, the primary role of a volunteer is to welcome and encourage families throughout the weekend. Many of these children are facing incredible uncertainty and need a friend! Our Hope@Home™ volunteers will join specified groups to engage with families and offer encouragement and friendship. They will also commit to praying for the families and being available during the weekend as needed.

A Hope@Home™ Weekend volunteer is encouraged to share the Hope@Home™ Registry with their community and to tell their Inheritance of Hope story so more families can benefit from all of the offerings. In order to reach more families, all volunteers are encouraged to create a personalized fundraising page and find other creative ways to fundraise.