Journey of a Joyful Life


Journey of a Joyful Life Adoption Grant

Because of generous donors, Journey of a Joyful Life will now be accepting adoption grant applications with deadlines four times a year. We are honored that you would allow us to become a part of your adoption journey. All applicants are welcome, but due to limited funding, we cannot award grants to all qualified applicants. Funding priority will be given, but not limited, to families adopting children with special needs with the greatest financial need who complete the application process with integrity, establishing that they are equipped to provide a child with a loving forever home. 

Find out more about Journey of a Joyful Life Adoption  or  Apply for an Adoption Grant.

Be Still Mother's Retreat 2023


This retreat is for mom's (or female caretakers) of children with differing abilities or trauma and will take place July 20-23 at Tall Timbers Retreat Center and Lodge in Nacogdoches, TX.

This will be a time of rest and fellowship with others that are on a similar Journey. There will be Bible based, encouraging teaching, games, swimming, crafts, and other fun activities. Register now as spaces are limited.

My son has been at Journey for a short time and has already reaped benefits. He has started to attend to an iPad (praying he will use it as his voice) and will seek attention from others to have them play with him or help him. He has attended both ABA therapy (the recommended treatment for children on the spectrum) and public school since he was three and he hasn’t made near this amount of progress!!! I think the biggest factor is the teachers truly care!! This is a loving environment where no one is shamed, but behaviors are corrected. We love love love Journey and all the staff!! Truly a blessing for our family!!

— Journey School ParentJourney School Parent