Our Mission

Our Mission: To give comfort, encouragement and hope to hurting parents on their journey from surviving to thriving. 


Our focus is not on your children, but on you, the parents. How can you navigate this difficult journey with as much health and peace as possible? We believe you can, over time and with help, move from simply surviving to even thriving.

Find Comfort, Encouragement and Hope 

It can be found through this website: blog posts, signing up for encouraging emails, other resources, other websites, books and information about our support group curriculum.

In addition, we send text messages, arrange personal calls, and for those in the Orlando area, personal appointments. We are also committed to pray for you and your children.

Another Word About Support Groups

God never intended us to live in isolation, but in community with others. Support groups can play a vital role offering safe, confidential, non-judgmental and loving environments for growth. Click on the link below to get a free sample of our support group manual that includes one sample lesson and instructions on ordering the manual.

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It’s our conviction that God is a merciful comforter. He comforts us in all our affliction, then gives us the opportunity to comfort others. As we bear each other’s burdens, we also “fulfill the law of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 and Galatians 6:2


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7 thoughts on “Our Mission

  1. Dena and Tom,
    I watched your video and found it very enlightening and hopeful. Thank you for putting your story online. Tom and I would be interested in attending a hope for hurting parents meeting and I believe there is one coming up this Tuesday; but I wanted to make sure. Could you email me back to confirm and provide where it is located? Thank you so much. Beverly C.

  2. My wife and I would be interested in attending a hope for hurting parents meeting. Can you tell me where there are located and maybe even how to start our own group in our community.

    • Gerard,
      There are not many groups around the country. I don’t know your location so I can’t speak specifically to what groups may be near you. Dena and I have created a manual for those who would like to start a group of their own. It has 22 sessions, enough to meet twice a month Jan through Oct. and once a month in Nov and Dec because of the holidays. The manual does not need to followed in any particular order and you can have a group as often as you like. Some do it for several weeks and take a break then start again. It’s flexible. The group focus is the parent, and the sessions give topics to discuss. It’s not a teaching time but a sharing time.

      We can let you know more if you’re interested.

      Thanks for reaching out to us,

      Tom and Dena

  3. I’m interested in starting a support group for parents of addicts in the Anderson/Greenville/Clemson areas of SC. My son has been an addict for 18 years…he will be 30 this year. He was using heroin from 2014 to 2016, and I sent him away. He now lives in Boca Raton FL and has 1 year 4 months clean from heroin. He is still drinking, but he is working and is making progress. I have learned some things in the past 18 years…things to do and things not to do when dealing with an addict. I want to use the things that God has helped me to learn to help other parents who are struggling with children who are addicts. I have been looking for some type of structure for a weekly or biweekly group meeting…I’m very interested in your curriculum.

    • Melissa,
      We’re so sorry for the long and painful years you’ve gone through. We’re so glad your son is clean and working. It’s a relief when they’re working at recovery and yet we experience the nervousness of it continuing too. We so want this to be over and we will support you in prayer that it will be that start of a good journey for him.

      Our son moved from Anderson just a few years ago. He worked at Anderson University so we are familiar with the area. Thank you for your interest in starting a support group. Our prayer is that God will continue to redeem the pain you’ve walked in and bring comfort, encouragement and hope to others. If you’ve had a chance to review the sample and have any questions just send us a note and we’ll try to clear anything up. As mentioned in the email to you before getting the sample, we have a teammate who will also follow up with you if you decide to use the material. We’re also available.

      If you’ve checked out the page on our website about HHP Groups you’ll notice there is a group outside Greenville in Simpsonville at Brookwood Church. You may want to contact them also to get some feedback on the material.

      Thank you again for your willingness to allow God to use you and give to other hurting parents.

      In His Mercy,
      Tom and Dena