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

Support services are free of charge and open to the community. Our approach is to support people in a safe environment where they 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.

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.

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

 

Created by Andrew Lowery and Justin Maloney, January 2015

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.

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community events

2017 Memory Walk was a great success!

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

Hope Floats Memory 2018 – Date to be announced

 

 

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2017 memory walk sponsors

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

Bob Brack/Janet Bailey ~ In Memory of Joan and Mike ~ Joan H. Brack Charitable Foundation

K Mathew Benting Memorial Scholarship Fund ~

Silver Sponsors:

Kiwanis Club of Kingston/Duxbury ~ 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

Benefactors:

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

Friends:

Kingston Permanent Firefighters L2337 ~ 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

 

Thank you Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for awarding Hope Floats with your 2016 Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant!  Thank  you to Macy’s for their gift card contribution to Hope Floats!

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 ~  Alexandria Norman ~  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 ~ Colleen McCarthy ~ Steven Jackman ~ Carol L. Graham ~ Jillian E. Phillips ~ Robert T. Keane ~ James Wright ~ Grace ~ Vinny Traficante ~ Scott D. Simard ~ Michael Barrett ~ Chris Dodge ~ Sam Beattie ~ Tony Stevenson & Leah Lorenzetti ~ Leonard O’Hara and Colleen O’Hara Collins ~ Tony Stevenson & Leah Lorenzetti ~ Jared Lewis Quirk ~ Stephen F. Nava ~ Kate McCarthy ~ 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 ~ K Matthew Benting ~ J. Douglas Wright ~ 

Donations Made In Honor of…

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

The American Red Cross Hero Award

Presented to Denise Brack, April 13, 2016

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Some of our Hope Floats Team

Linda Sheldon, Denise & Ken Brack

Linda Sheldon, Denise & Ken Brack