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.
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.
Created by Andrew Lowery and Justin Maloney, January 2015
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.
Hope Floats Community Events
SAVE THE DATE:
4th Annual Memory Walk – April 29, 2017
Past Memory Walks:
Joan H. Brack Charitable Foundation ~ Jonathan Rizzo Foundation ~ Kiwanis Club of Kingston/Duxbury ~ Dunkin Donuts Hanover/Sardinha Family Trust ~ Strategic Financial~ Port Bistro ~ Cape Cod Select Premium Cranberries ~ Christo-Tyrell Insurance Agency Inc. ~ North Light Financial Services ~ Peck’s Flooring ~ Shepherd Funeral Home ~ Mutual Bank ~ Paul Rudeen, Jr. ~ Kingston Permanent Firefighters L2337 ~ Skating 4 the Nation ~ Bissell BigGreen Commercial ~ Sugar Plum Bakery ~ Let us know if you would like to be a sponsor!
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!
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 ~ C. John Corr ~ 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 ~ Doug Wood ~ Paul Rudeen Jr. ~ 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 ~ Jared Quirk ~ Jamie K. Neal ~ Douglas Harvey Sr. ~ Brianna Rooney ~ S. Christopher Allan ~ Jesse Napolitano ~ 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
Donations Made In Honor of…
All the Hope Floats Angels ~ Mike Brack ~Kate Otto Macuch ~ Mike and Regina Quirk
The American Red Cross Hero Award
Presented to Denise Brack, April 13, 2016