" A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory. In his name the nations will put their hope." (MT 12:20-21)

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Project Hope is founded on the tenderness of Christ. The bruised reed is the one weighed down by suffering. The smoldering wick is one who feels as if they are barely hanging on, who may be struggling to survive their day to day routine. Jesus Christ does not come to reject or throw aside those who are suffering. He comes to relieve our burdens and give us rest. He comes to strenthen and togive hope. " I come that you may have life and life abundantly." (John 10:10) Christ wants us not to just survive, but to thrive!


To create a safe and confidential environment for those who struggle with mental health conditions to encounter Jeuss Christ through community, support, and scripture.

What is project hope

Project Hope is part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Mental Health Ministry. It is a faith- based mental health support group where you can come encounter Jesus through community, support, and scripture. You will have the opportunity to share your own experiences and process challenges through the lens of Scripture and Catholic teaching. A group will consist of 8-10 adults inculding a facilitator who is a mental health professional. Project Hope will meet weekly for 6 weeks and each meeting will include: a time for checking in and sharing, prayer, reflecting on scripture, and fellowship.

is Project hope for you?

  • Adult Men and Women over the age of 18 who are struggling with mental health conditions.
  • A mental health condition is a "condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, or mood." (NAMI).
  • Symptoms range from mild to severe and can affect the ability to cope with ordinary demands of daily life.

Upcoming Groups

St. Malachy Parish: 2024 contact Patrick Hoekstra-317-520-2669 or patrick@hoekstracounseling.com

St. Jude Catholic Church: March 26- April 30 six sessions 6:30-8:00pm Facilitator Chuck Flasch

contact bvarick@archindy.org if interested in upcoming groups

Register for upcoming group

To register for an upcoming group please fill out forms below

any questions contact contact Brie Anne Varick bvarick@archindy.org

Intake form for Project Hope - https://forms.office.com/r/xVPzNT4SfX

Coping Plan: https://forms.office.com/r/sy9k5z3dE9

Confidentiality Covenant Agreement: https://forms.office.com/r/10iGFFLuLF

Materials for Promotion


Vision and Mission

Social Media Graphic

Facilitator Guide


Local Catholic Counselor list

Podcasts, Books, and more from Ave Maria Press Explores Mental Health

National Catholic Partnership on Disability - Mental Illness

NAMI Helpline

Souls & Hearts : podcasts and resources

Catholic Psych Institute

Rejoicing in Suffering with St. Paul


For more information, to start a Project Hope Group at your parish, or to register for a current group, contact Brie Anne Varick at bvarick@archindy.org


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