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It is with pride that we let you know that our HEC retreat program for the physically disabled is celebrating 31 years of serving a population who, often times, falls through the cracks. All those years ago a small group of people discerned that many of our parishioners were kept from spiritual growth because they either could not get inside a church or because they required special accommodations in order to spend the night and have their basic needs met at a retreat center.

For many years we have used the facilities at Short Journey Retreat Center in Smithfield. Our group raised the money to ramp the entrance and renovate the bathrooms to make it possible for us to retreat in comfort. We advocated for churches around the diocese to be ramped.

We want to continue to reach out and meet the spiritual needs of this population. To do that we need your assistance. Many of our folks live in group homes or subsist on money from government programs. We are looking for scholarship money for those who cannot afford to bring themselves to a weekend retreat. A typical scholarship is $75.

Please consider sending a donation for our retreats.  Please pray for this blessed ministry and feel free to refer any parishioners who might be called to volunteer with us or want to attend a retreat. We operate on a buddy system, so we need an able-bodied person for each disabled person who registers.

Please click the "Donate" button below to make an online donation.


OR:  Mail your contributions to:
Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC)
P. O. Box 383
Cary, North Carolina 27512



Serving North Carolina since 1983

"A Journey to the Heart of God"


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