our 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.

Bereavement Services

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.

For a list our our support groups, retreats and guest speaker events click here Support Programs and Services



About Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center

Hope Floats Logo - Girl on SwingIn 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.

Grant Partners

We are grateful for the support from the following organizations:


Joan H. Brack Charitable Foundation

The Salah Foundation

The Chrystine M. Sullivan Memorial Foundation


community events


Hope Floats 5th Annual Hope Floats Memory Walk; A walk to remember our loved ones! Saturday, April 28, 2018

“Providing hope to grieving adults, children, teens and their families”

Fee: $25 for adults – $15 for children 12-18 – Children under 12 walk for free: REGISTER HERE

Registration Begins at 8:30am – Walk Begins at 10am – T-Shirts are available to registered walkers who sign up before April 15 (extra shirts will be sold at the walk if available) 
Optional: Ask friends and family to sponsor your walk!  Your walk sponsors can donate here in your name, (include walkers name in “special instructions”) OR email denise@hopefloatswellness.org and we email you a form.
You can’t make the walk, but I would like to make a donation: DONATE HERE

TEAMS ARE WELCOME! Walk as a team in memory of your loved one. The team with
the most walkers will receive a Hope Floats Memory Brick!


10th Year Hope Floats Gala, Friday, November 9, 2018


2017 memory walk sponsors

2017 Memory Walk was a great success!

Thanks to all of our sponsors, walkers, volunteer and the Town of Kingston!

Gold Sponsors:

Jonathan Rizzo Foundation ~ In Memory of Jonathan Rizzo

R.H. Burpee Co. ~ In Memory of Stephen F. Nava

Airport Mini Storage ~ In Memory of Stephen F. Nava

Strategic Financial Services ~ In Memory of Jared Lewis Quirk

Dunkin Donuts Hanover/Sardinha Family Trust

Kiwanis Club of Kingston/Duxbury

Bob Brack and Janet Bailey ~ In Memory of Joan and Mike

K. Mathew Benting Memorial Scholarship Fund


Silver Sponsors:

In Memory of John Corr and Ben Daniels

Sandy White ~ In Memory of Paul Rudeen Jr.

Kate McCarthy Memorial Fund ~ In Memory of Kate

Cartmell-Davis Funeral & Cremation



Christo-Tyrell Insurance Agency Inc.

Reflexology with Patrice Wood ~ In Memory of Doug Wood

Cape Cod Select Premium Cranberries

North Light Financial Services ~ In Memory of Jared Quirk

Shepherd Funeral Home

Design Principles, Inc. ~ In Memory of Theo



Kingston Permanent Firefighters L2337 ~ Kingston Police

Taunton Fire Local 1391 ~ Duxbury Police Union Fundraiser

Mamma Mia’s & Carmela’s Restaurant ~ Healthy Living Enterprise ~ Wicked Healthy – In memory of Caroline Bevilacqua O’Connor ~ Sugar Plum Bakery ~ Port Bistro ~ Solstice Restaurant ~ Macy’s ~ Special Tees ~ New England Silk Screen


memorial donations

Private donations have been made in memory of the following people who are loved and missed every day.

Donations Made In Loving Memory of…

Michael Thomas Brack ~ Joan H. Brack ~ Jonathan Rizzo ~ Pat Tessieir ~ Michael Lally ~ Acacia Rizzo ~ Lisa Rizzo ~ Tracey & Brett ~ David Manning Jr. & David Manning III ~ Katie Quellette ~ Catherine Walsh Marston & Mary Moore ~ Jonathan Pettey ~ David Murphy ~ Michael Harrington ~ Dot Lamb ~ Brain T. Dagle ~ Dorothy Marie Creutz ~ Kevin Graden ~ Christopher P. Tyrell ~  Susan Harlfinger ~ Nicole Vickery Brooks ~ Ed Gillespie ~ Dr. William Derrickson  ~ Paul Weis ~  Robert A. Bergstrom ~ Irene Armstrong & Ruth Gens ~ Helen Rivlin ~ Matt LaGreca ~ Philip “PJ” Jones ~ Larry King ~ Tyler Ahern Brown ~ Norman Shepard ~ Marcie Winokur ~ Shauna Barker ~ Fred Jenkins ~ Joanie Brack ~ Patricia O’McAlpin ~ Milton Steinberg ~ Brendan Grant ~ Emmanuel Riego Dedios ~  Mary V. Morrissey ~ James & Helen Neylon ~  Ethan Connelly ~ Marjorie Chagon Shea ~ Michael Brack & Joanie Haskell Brack ~ Tom Garrigan ~ Robert A. Bergstrom ~ Heidi Ferguson ~ Christopher Wood ~ Patrick Adams ~ Krystal Hogan ~ Dennis McElhinney Jr. ~ Carol Graham ~ Chelsea Nickerson, Brother Bill, Meme & Pepe ~  Jamie K. Neal ~  Douglas Harvey Sr. ~ Brianna Rooney ~ S. Christopher Allan ~ Andy Craig ~ Melanie Powell ~ Grace Brien ~ Susan Harlfinger ~ Jeffrey Berger ~ Bob Shaffer ~ Ginny Karbott ~ Heidi E. Ferguson ~ Dorothy Marie Creutz ~ Jerry & Glenn Lehman ~ Paul Giaccaglia ~ David Tully O’Callaghan ~ Gerry DeBiasi, Sr. ~ Keith Thornley ~ Norman C. Shepherd ~ Brian Dagle ~ Robert A. Bergstrom ~ Margaret Laciak ~  Steven Jackman ~ Carol L. Graham ~ Jillian E. Phillips ~ Robert T. Keane ~ James Wright ~ Vinny Traficante ~  Michael Barrett ~ Chris Dodge ~ Sam Beattie ~ Tony Stevenson & Leah Lorenzetti ~ Jonathan Sheedy ~ Leonard O’Hara and Colleen O’Hara Collins ~  Stephen F. Nava  ~ Lauren Aikens ~ Caroline Bevilacqua O’Connor ~ Andrew Miller  ~ Mic Flick ~  Rebecca Pintabone & Jimmy Tribble ~ Ian ~ Doug Wood ~ Paul Rudeen Jr. ~ John C. Corr & Ben Daniels ~ Jesse Napolitano ~ Faith Braddock ~ Ainsley Grace & Garrett Sullivan ~ K Matthew Benting ~ J. Douglas Wright ~ Jackson William Girouard ~ Patricia Tessier (Patty Pearl) ~ Mike Brack ~Tony Colarusso ~ Eric James Malone ~ David Jude Murphy ~ Matthew G . Sullivan IV ~ Lauren E. Aikens ~ Richard Oler ~  Robert Keane ~ Grace ~ Scott D. Simard ~Colleen McCarthy ~Peggy & Carl Erikksson ~  Doug Wood ~ Dennis J. McElhinney Jr. ~ Robert Alberino ~ Will Golden ~ Alexandria Norman ~ Mike, Joannie and Chris ~ John Corr ~ Shauna Marie Stella ~ Kate McCarthy ~ Jared Lewis Quirk ~ Emma Ryan ~ Mary Silvia ~ Nancy, Roger, Brian and Kevin Graden ~

Donations Made In Honor of…

All the Hope Floats Angels ~  Mike Brack ~Kate Otto Macuch ~ Mike and Regina Quirk ~ Doug Wright ~ Bob Brack ~ Cora ~



The American Red Cross Hero Award

Presented to Denise Brack, April 13, 2016


Some of our Hope Floats Team

Linda Sheldon, Denise & Ken Brack

Linda Sheldon, Denise & Ken Brack


Hope Floats FilmCreated by Andrew Lowery and Justin Maloney, January 2015