Support Groups at Hope Floats

Our Support Services are free of charge ~

Registration is required for all support groups – No Walk-ins Please.

 

Mike’s Club – Support Groups for Bereaved Children and their Families

We offer separate groups for kids and parenting adults coping with death related loss. Pizza and drinks provided. This group meets every other Monday during the school year from 6:30-8:00. Fall/Winter Session: 11/13, 11/27, 12/11.  Winter/spring session: 1/8, 1/22, 2/5 (no group 2/19) 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14. A collaboration between Hope Floats and Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care.

Registration is required: Denise Brack, 781-585-4221 or Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215.

 

 

Family Night for Children and Their Families who Have Experienced the death of a Sibling, parent/caregiver or grandparent

Wednesday, February 28, 6-7:30.  Join us for family night! Pizza will be served and then families will work together on a project that includes their loved ones. Families will also add a leaf to the Hope Floats community family tree. Registration: Denise Brack, 781-585-4221×2.

 

Pregnancy, Infant and Toddler Loss Bereavement Group for Parents

This group is open to any parent coping with the death a child at any stage of pregnancy or the death of an infant.  These are peer led groups; the facilitators are also parents who have lost a child.  Sundays: 6-7:30pm: Fall Session: 11/12, 11/26, 12/10. Winter Session: 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, & 4/15. Registration: Denise Brack, 781-585-4221

 

Child Loss Bereavement Group for Parents

This group is open to any parent coping with the death of a child of any age. These are peer led groups; the facilitators are also parents who have lost a child. Registration: Denise Brack, 781-585-4221

GROUP 1: Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00pm:  Fall Session: 11/21, 12/5, 12/19. Winter Session: 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10 & 4/24

GROUP 2: Mondays, 4-5:30pm:  Fall Session: 11/20, 12/4, 12/18. Winter Session: 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9 & 4/23

 

Overdose Loss Bereavement Group for Parents

This group is open to any parent coping with the death of a child of any age to overdose. This is a peer led group; the facilitators are also parents who have lost a child. Mondays, 4-5:30. Fall Session: 11/13, 11/27, 12/11. Winter Session: 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19,3/5 3/19, 4/2, & 4/16   Registration: Denise Brack, 781-585-4221

 

Ongoing Suicide Loss Bereavement Group

This group is for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. The group meets every other Monday from 6:30-8:00. Fall Session: 11/20, 12/4, 12/18.  Winter Session:  1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9 & 4/23. collaboration with Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care.  Registration: Denise Brack, 781-585-4221 or Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215.

 

Transforming Grief (Parents who Have Lost Children)

This group does not seek how to change grief into something more palatable; rather, it is a different kind of support group that invites an exploration of how grief has transformed us, in constructive, even beneficial ways. Each week we will look for and examine the nuggets of wisdom and positivity amongst the rubble of despair and heartbreak. While there will always be moments of sadness, times of tears, and even days when we don’t feel like getting out of bed, the goal is to assimilate and focus on those positive changes, giving new reserves of strength and hope. Each week there will be a different topic/theme that we will explore through discussion and “heartwork”- assignments that participants will journal about and share at the following group. (For those who are 3 years or more post loss) Tuesday 4-5:15pm; 12/5, 12/19, 1/2, 1/16 and 1/30, 2/13, 2/27. Register with Denise Brack at 781-585-4221

 

Evening Partner/Spouse Loss Bereavement Group

This group is open to anyone dealing with the loss of a partner or spouse.  Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00. Fall Session:11/15 & 12/13. Winter Session: 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18 & 5/2. Registration: Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215. A collaboration between Hope Floats and Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care.

 

Daytime Partner/Spouse Loss Bereavement Group

This group is open to anyone dealing with the loss of a partner or spouse. Fall Session: Mondays, 10-11:30am: 11/27, 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 and 1/29. Registration: Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215. A collaboration between Hope Floats and Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care.

 

Parent or Sibling Loss Bereavement Group

This group is open to anyone dealing with the loss of a parent or siblings. Thursdays, 6:30-8pm: 11/9. 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12. Denise Brack, 781-585-4221 or Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215. A collaboration between Hope Floats and Cranberry  Hospice & Palliative Care.

                                               

Retreat for Parents Who Have Lost Children to Overdose

February 10, 9am-4:00pm. Please join us for a relaxing and healing retreat just for parents who have lost children to overdose. Relax with meditation, therapeutic stretching and mini-healing treatments given by our certified and talented practitioners. Explore the benefits of Reiki, Healing Touch, chair massage and more. There is also time for group discussions, exploring the peaceful grounds and we provide a wonderful lunch. This retreat is an opportunity to take care of yourself and meet other parents. We gain so much from sharing and being with others who understand the difficult road we are on. Looking forward to meeting you all. – We do welcome donations. To register contact Denise at 781-585-4221

 

Holistic Cancer Retreat

Saturday, February 24, 9-4:30

If you have recently been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, please join us at Hope Floats for a day of rest and renewal created especially for you.
Enjoy a gentle yoga class, group support, a nourishing noon meal as well as varied holistic treatments.  Our gifted practitioners, facilitators and volunteers will offer you a nurturing space to find an oasis of comfort and ease as you navigate this challenging time. (As we want to make sure you are able to fully participate and enjoy this day of support, if you are currently undergoing treatment, please obtain a signed letter of permission from your doctor). Register with Denise at 781-585-4221.

 

Hope Floats Monthly Healing Circle

Thursday, 11/16, 7-8:30pm.  Please join us for a relaxing, healing, and meditative Healing circle. We will begin the evening by gathering in a circle, and after a brief welcome and introduction, we will create sacred space. Following a guided meditation practitioners from many modalities will offer a variety of healing gifts to participants including; Healing Touch, Reiki, chair massage, reflexology and sound healing will be offered. Participants will be invited to place intentions/prayers for loved ones in a Healing Basket and we will conclude the healing circle by sending love, light, and healing to those in the basket. We will close the circle by joining hands and chanting Om until next time. Registration: Denise Brack, 781-585-4221.

 

Holiday Coping Workshop

Wednesday, 11/15 6-7:30

This single session workshop will be held on Wednesday, November, 15th from 6:00-7:30. Presenter: Kathleen McAleer. Registration: Denise Brack, 781-5856-4221. A collaboration between Hope Floats and Cranberry  Hospice & Palliative Care.

 

 

Hope Floats Counseling Team

Rita Burpee, RN, LICSW

Tracey Denelle, LICSW

Stacey Richmond, RD LDN, Integrative Nutrition Therapist

Maureen Walsh, RN LICSW

Erin Hourahan, MSW, LICSW

Meaghan Hayes, LICSC

 

Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity offering educational, support and wellness services.