Support Groups at Hope Floats
Our Support Services are free of charge ~
Registration is required for all support groups – No Walk-ins Please.
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 Session: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, & 12/11. Registration is required: Denise Brack, 781-585-4221 or Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215.
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: 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 11/26, 12/10 . To register and for more information, call Denise Brack at 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. For registration, call Denise Brack at 781-585-4221.
GROUP 1: Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00pm: Fall Session: 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, & 12/5, 12/19.
GROUP 2: Mondays, 4-5:30pm: Fall Session: 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, & 12/18.
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. Fall Session: Every other Monday, 4-5:30pm on 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, and 12/11. To register, please contact Denise Brack at 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. 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/12, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18. For registration, feel free to call Denise Brack at 781-585-4221 or Kathleen McAleer at 508-746-0215.
Evening Partner/Spouse Loss Bereavement Group
This group is open to anyone dealing with the loss of a partner or spouse. Fall Session: dates to be announced. For more information and for registration, call Kathleen McAleer at 508-746-0215.
Daytime Partner/Spouse Loss Bereavement Group
This group is open to anyone dealing with the loss of a partner or spouse. Fall Session: Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm, dates to be announced. Registration: Kathleen McAleer, 508-746-0215.
Transforming Grief (child loss)
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. (For parents who have last children and are 3 years or more post-loss.) Facilitated by Teresa Lally and Denise Brack. Fall Session: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, (no group 10/20), 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, & 11/17. Please contact Denise Brack at 781-585-4221 to register.
Parent or Sibling Loss Bereavement Group
This group is open to anyone dealing with the loss of a parent or sibling. Fall Session: Thursdays at 6:30-8pm; final dates to be announced. Contact Denise Brack at 781-585-4221 or Kathleen McAleer at 508-746-0215 for more information.
“I’m Right Here!” How our loved ones in spirit communicate through signs
Fall Session: Tuesdays at 5:30-7:00pm, final dates to be announced. Donations appreciated. In this workshop series, we will introduce/expound upon the idea that our loved ones in spirit are always around us, aware of everything going on in our lives and wanting to comfort and communicate with us by sending signs on a regular basis. We will explore and discuss what these many signs may be and how we can become more open and attuned to receiving them.
Support Retreat For Parents Who Have Lost Children to Overdose **WAIT LIST**
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. 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 labyrinth and 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. Facilitated by Denise & Ken Brack, Founders of Hope Floats – We do welcome donations. To register contact Denise at 781-585-4221.
Pet Loss Bereavement Group
This group is open to anyone who has lost a pet. Monthly meetings with final dates to be announced. To register, contact Denise Brack at 781-585-4221. Our animals bring us so much joy and unconditional love. They are our companions, our friends, our family. When we lose a beloved pet, we lose a piece of our hearts. This support group gives all who are dealing with such a loss a safe place to share; to honor both the grief they feel and the memory of their beloved companion. Facilitators: Maryellen Hunter and Elizabeth Binari.
Cancer Support Group for Kids
A free monthly support group and education program for children ages 4-17 who have a family member with cancer. Creative expression and group discussion are utilized to help children access their feelings, connect with other children and feel supported. Facilitated by Kathleen Armany of the Cancer Support Community. Fall Session dates to be announced.
Come join us at Hope Floats for our family night. Pizza dinner will be served. All families are invited to work together with one another to complete our family tree project. Fall Session: 9/27, 6-7:30. To register and for more information, please contact Denise Brack at 781-585-4221.
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, LICSW
Hope Floats is grateful for our partnership with Cranberry Area Hospice & Palliative Care
Hope Floats is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity offering educational, support and wellness services.
Visit us at www.hopefloatswellness.org