Chaplaincy/Young Life


Chaplaincy/Young Life Programs offer Christ and His message of hope, healing and wholeness to children who are recovering from the trauma of abuse, neglect and the family struggles that brought them to Wedgwood. These critical life-changing programs are funded 100% by donor contributions.

The average success rate for advancing children out of secure residential treatment is 85% (vs. the 70% state average) and is attributed, in large part, to the spritual nurture and care offered within a loving and safe environment.

Chaplaincy services include

  • Pastoral counseling
  • Young Life Camp and Fall Weekend
  • Worship Services
  • Group Activities
  • Bible Studies
  • Devotions
  • Spiritual Retreats
  • Young Life Club
  • Young Life Ministry at Hope Academy of West Michigan and Lighthouse Academy
  • Coffee House Ministry
  • Service Projects

There are two chaplains, two spiritual care specialists and two Young Life leaders on staff at Wedgwood.


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