The Hope Floats Mission
We are a bereavement and educational center for individuals and families who are grieving or facing other life challenges. Our mission is to help people cope with loss, support their healing, and nurture their physical and emotional well-being.
Our support services are free of charge and open to the community. Hope Floats offers peer-led support groups for adults in a safe environment where people are able to share and process their grief with others facing similar losses. Our facilitators are trained volunteers who often have experienced a loss similar to the group members. We believe that the peer-led groups for adults help members move forward in their grief journeys as they connect with group leaders in meaningful ways.
Hope Floats also offers Mike’s Club, support groups for children, teens, and parenting adults coping with death related loss. We offer a group for sibling loss and one for loss of a parent/caregiver. The children process their grief through activities, arts and crafts, and games with the help of trained support staff, therapists and social workers.
Our day-long support retreats enable people with similar losses to gather together. These retreats include yoga, meditation, group discussion and mini-body treatments. We also host a variety of guest speakers throughout the year.
Hope Floats is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity. All of our funding comes from grants, fundraisers and private donations.
About Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center
In 2008 Ken and Denise Brack created Hope Floats in memory of their son Michael, who passed in 2002. Having learned how such a loss is devastating and isolating, they wanted to offer support and resources to others going through a similar crisis. Today the center offers a variety of free support groups, support retreats and complementary wellness classes, body treatments and workshops.
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