About This Center
Harmony Hill began with Gretchen Schodde’s dream to create a retreat center where people could experience renewal and deep well-being. In 1986, Harmony Hill opened its doors as a nonprofit retreat facility focusing on wellness. In 1994, we added our Cancer Program , the heart of our mission, to support those affected by cancer, including caregivers and health professionals. In 2004, we began offering our cancer-related programs at no charge.
Transforming the lives of individuals affected by cancer and inspiring healthy living for all is the mission of Harmony Hill.
At the heart of that mission is to support the survivorship of people affected by cancer — including their caregivers and health care professionals — with hope, healing and tools for positive change.
Our Cancer, Healing & Survivorship programs provide support to enhance, not replace, conventional medical treatment. People living with a diagnosis should have access to practical resources for emotional, mental, and spiritual healing and our retreats, workshops, videos, and other offerings provide much needed support. A large and generous community of supporters fund these cancer programs, allowing us to offer them at no-cost to participants.
We also offer Health Professional programs to help physicians, nurses, social workers and other clinicians – as well as entire workplace teams — enhance their own resilience and wellbeing.
Wellness is important for everyone, and in that spirit we offer public workshops to help individuals live a more healthy, joyful and creative life.