Support and Bereavement  Groups at Hope Floats

Our Support Services are free of charge - Registration is required


Ongoing Suicide Loss Bereavement Group
This group meets every other Monday from 6:30-8:00. Registration: Denise Brack, 781-936-8068×2 or Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215

Loss of a Child Bereavement Group
This group is open to any parent coping with the death of a child of any age.

  • Group 2 – Dates: Mondays, 4-5:30pm: 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10,20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1 & 12/15.
  • Group 1 – Dates: Mondays, 4-5:30pm: 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24 &12/8
  • Registration: Denise Brack, 781-936-8068×2

Perinatal/Infant/Toddler Loss Bereavement Group
This group is for parents coping with perinatal, infant or toddler loss.

  • Dates: Wednesdays, 7- 8:30pm: 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12 & 12/10.
  • Registration: Denise Brack, 781-936-8068×2.

Evening Partner/Spouse Bereavement Group
This group is open to anyone dealing with the loss of a partner or spouse.

  • Dates: Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm: 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3 & 12/17.
  • Registration: Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215.

Daytime Partner/Spouse Bereavement Group
This group is open to anyone dealing with the loss of a partner or spouse.

  • Dates: Tuesdays, 12-1:30am: 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10, 21, 11/4 & 11/18.
  • Registration: Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215.

Three Little Birds Teen Support Group
This after school program is designed for teens dealing with grief and loss. Pizza and drinks are provided.

  • The group meets Thursdays, 4-5:30pm: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 & 11/13.
  • Registration: Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215.

Pet Loss Bereavement Group
This group is for anyone who has lost a pet.

  • Dates: Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm: 10/15, 10/29, 11/12 & 12/3.
  • Registration: D Denise Brack, 781-936-8068x

41 Signs of Hope with Guest Speaker Dave Kane

Sunday, September 14, 2:00pm
Suggested Donation $20 – Space Limited to 41
An enlightening presentation of Love and Laughter! Dave Kane, father of Nicholas O’Neill the youngest victim of the fourth largest Nightclub fire in US History, shares fascinating stories and intriguing evidence that life never ends. After receiving a barrage of signs, including vocal messages from Nicky, Dave is convinced that he has not “lost” his son. Instead he has been given the priceless gift of a loving eternal connection with his boy. After experiencing Dave’s uplifting presentation and seeing his evidence, you too will be assured that your loved ones who have passed are still with you.

Adults Coping with the Death of a Spouse or Partner
Presented by: Kathleen McAleer, MSW, LICSW, Cartmell Funeral Service, Inc & Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm
Reserve Your Seat – Space is Limited - Contact Cartmell Funeral Service at 508-746-2162.Location: Hope Floats, 4 Elm St. Kingston, MA.

We will discuss the importance of developing new life skills, how to find time to honor your grief and your memories while you are trying to live your life in the present, and various other techniques for moving forward.

Support Retreat For Mothers Who Have Lost Children
Fall Date to be announced

Taking Names For Our Wait List
Call Denise at 781-936-8068

This day-long retreat is an opportunity for self-care and to meet other moms who understand the difficult journey of losing a child. Offerings include yoga, mediation, group discussion and mini-body treatments such as reiki, chair massage & more.


Hope Floats Counseling Team

  • Rita Burpee, RN, LICSW
  • Tracey Denelle, LICSW
  • Stacey Richmond, RD LDN – Integrative Nutrition Therapist
  • Maureen Walsh, Grief Facilitator
  • Cindy Barg, M.Ed, LMHC, Intuitive Psychotherapist

For more information contact Denise Brack 781-936-8068

Hope Floats is grateful for our community partnership with Cranberry Hospice
For more information please contact:

Denise Brack, Founder and Director, Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center
4 Elm Street ~ P.O. Box 345 ~Kingston, MA 02364 ~ 781-936-8068

Kathleen McAleer, MSW, LICSW, Bereavement Coordinator, Cranberry Hospice
36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326 ~ Plymouth, MA 02360 ~ 508-746-0215

Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center is a non-profit foundation with 501(c)(3) status offering educational, support and wellness services.

Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center
4 Elm Street ~ P.O. Box 345
Kingston, MA 02364