Frequently Asked Questions

"We have this Hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure."- Hebrews 6:19.

FAQ for Hope House Retreat Center

Where is Hope House Retreat Center located?

Hope House Retreat Center is located 61 East High Street in Union City, Pennsylvania. Union City is located in Northwest Pennsylvania. It is a half-hour drive from Erie going southeast on Route 19, also known as Peach Street. It an hour drive going northwest from Warren, Pennsylvania on Route 6.  

Will meals be provided?

Yes,  all meals will be provided, including drinks, for the retreats.  We have an on site cook, so you will not need to cook your own meals. Prices can be found here.  

Will a Priest be available for Confession?

There are Priests in the surrounding area that are willing to come for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Please let us know if you are interested and we will give to you their contact information. 

What do I need to bring?

For day conferences, please bring your presentations and what you will need for each retreatant. Bring your media that you will need. We have a DVD/Blu-Ray Player, projector, and screen. If you are using a computer, we ask that you bring your own.  The Chapel is fully equipped and has everything that a priest will need for Mass and Benediction. Overnight guests will need to bring their own toiletries.  Pillows, blankets, bed sheets, and towels will be provided. There are two Bibles in each bedroom as well as a few on the bookshelf in the main conference room.  

Will rooms be assigned for overnight retreats?

A list of the bedrooms and the occupancy choices will be provided to the retreat leader.   Bedroom assignments will be the decided upon by the retreat leader(s).

Will I be able to utilize the Chapel during my retreat?

Yes, the Chapel is always open during retreats and we have a 24 hour exposition tabernacle, so Blessed Sacrament is readily available for exposition during all hours of the day and night.  

What are the prices?

Please refer to our “Book a Retreat” section for more information.

How do I book a retreat?

Please call The Reason for Our Hope Foundation at 814-455-7364.

Can I make a donation towards The Hope House Retreat Center

Absolutely. You can make your donation online here or by mailing in a check to The Reason for Our Hope Foundation at 4506 Miller Avenue, Erie PA   16509.

Who will set up my retreat/day conference?

We have a caretaker on site at all times named Rich. He will be there to help any need that may arise. Your retreat/day conference will be set up for you before your arrival.