Welcome to Hope Torchlighters Special Needs Ministry

Established in 2018, Hope Torchlighters is a nonprofit organization that helps to provide support, stability wellness, advocacy, and empowerment to special needs and neurodiverse families in Groveland, Lake County, and Central Florida.

Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break is a free respite care program, where children to adults with disabilities (affectionately called “VIPs”), have fun and receive individualized attention from a trained volunteer Buddy. (Our location in Groveland is one of the only Buddy Break and free respite care programs in Lake County). Siblings are welcomed as well. Meanwhile, caregivers and parents receive a break from their continuous caregiving responsibilities.


Reserve a spot for your VIP child (and their siblings) at the Hope International Buddy Break location by clicking the button below. Once you complete this form, you will be contacted by a Buddy Break Team member confirming space availability.

See pictures and videos of previous Buddy Breaks by clicking the Facebook button below.

2024 Buddy Break Dates

Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Special Needs Children and Adults

Hope Torchlighters & Master Care-Givers are hosting our monthly Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Children, Youth, and Adults with Special Needs.

The Support Group occurs every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 P.M. on the campus of Hope International Church located at 13806 State Rd 33, Groveland, FL 34736. FREE childcare will be available!

Registration is required to attend the support group.
REGISTER AT THIS LINK: http://bit.ly/hopesupportgroup

2024 Dates: February 22, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 21, July 25, August 25, September 26, October 24, November 6, December 12

Questions/Comments: Text or Call Dr. Joscelyn Campbell (Special Needs Pastor) at (352) 405-6163
We look forward to seeing everyone soon!


Dr. Joscelyn Ramos Campbell

Special Needs Pastor and Executive Director, Hope Torchlighters and Buddy Break

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(352) 405-6163

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