To our Hope Floats community,

During this stressful time, we will strive to help our support group participants stay connected while sharing new resources and links here. Coping with the COVID-19 outbreak adds additional strain on us all, and we wish each of you and your loved ones the best health and safety.

As of March 30, most Hope Floats support groups will gather using Zoom videoconferencing. All classes and workshops continue to be suspended until further notice, while our counselors continue to meet with many clients through telemedicine. We will keep you posted with updates and try to share useful and uplifting items and messages.

Wishing everyone the best,

Denise and Ken Brack

Our Mission

Hope Floats is a bereavement and educational center for adults, children, teens, and their families who are grieving, dealing with illness or facing other life challenges. Our free support services bring hope and healing to those in need.

Providing hope to grieving adults and families

Watch our Hope Floats video created by Jacob Barr

Hope Floats Logo - Girl on SwingResources for our Hope Floats community during this challenging time:


Information for families from the National Alliance for Grieving Children:

About us

Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center is a nonprofit, public charity, bereavement and educational center. Dealing with the loss of their son, Denise and Ken Brack opened it as a resource center for other grieving families in 2009. Knowing how isolating a loss can be, the Bracks wanted to bring hope and healing to others in the community.

We currently offer fifteen free support groups for a variety of losses, helping children, teens, and adults cope with their grief in healthy ways. Our support groups are led by trained peer facilitators who often have shared experiences. Hope Floats provides a safe, confidential setting where participants are accompanied by others walking a similar road.

Our outreach includes Mike’s Club groups for children who have either lost a sibling or an adult caregiver, and another for children who have a parent or caregiver who is dealing with cancer or a life limiting illness. Hope Floats also offers daylong support retreats, wellness workshops and classes, and educational events for the public.

Hope Floats is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity. All of our funding comes from grants, fundraisers, and private donations.

For a list our support groups, retreats, and guest speaker events  click here.

About Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center

Created by Andrew Lowery and Justin Maloney

Grant & Major Donors

We are grateful for the support from the following organizations:

Click here to view the many donations made in loving memory of people who are loved missed every day.

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 ~  Jamie K. Neal ~  Douglas Harvey Sr. ~ Brianna Rooney ~  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 ~  Steven Jackman ~ Carol L. Graham ~ Jillian E. Phillips ~ Robert T. Keane ~ James Wright ~ Vinny Traficante ~  Michael Barrett ~ Chris Dodge ~ Sam Beattie ~ Tony Stevenson & Leah Lorenzetti ~ Jonathan Sheedy ~ Leonard O'Hara and Colleen O'Hara Collins ~  Stephen F. Nava  ~ 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 ~ Faith Braddock ~ Ainsley Grace & Garrett Sullivan ~ K Matthew Benting ~ J. Douglas Wright ~ Jackson William Girouard ~ Patricia Tessier (Patty Pearl) ~ Mike Brack ~Tony Colarusso ~ Eric James Malone ~ David Jude Murphy ~ Matthew G . Sullivan IV ~ Lauren E. Aikens ~ Richard Oler ~  Robert Keane ~ Grace ~ Scott D. Simard ~Colleen McCarthy ~Peggy & Carl Erikksson ~  Doug Wood ~ Dennis J. McElhinney Jr. ~ Robert Alberino ~ Will Golden ~ Alexandria Norman ~ Mike, Joannie and Chris ~ John Corr ~ Shauna Marie Stella ~ Kate McCarthy ~ Rebecca  Pintabone and Jimmy Tribble ~ Emma Ryan ~ Mary Silvia ~ Nancy, Roger, Brian and Kevin Graden ~ Barry P. Brady ~ Christopher Allan ~ Mike, Joanie and Christopher ~ John Phillip ~ Jared Quirk ~ Will Golden ~ Brendan Kane Keohan II ~ Donald Wolff ~ Ruth Gens & Cathrine Walsh ~ Tina Nickerson ~ David Forgit ~ Ian Anderson ~ John Corr ~ Brendan Woods ~ Scott Simard ~ Jillian E. Phillips ~ Robert J. Keane ~ Philip Albert Forsman ~ S. Christopher Allan ~ Barry Patrick Brady ~ Arthur "Skip" Mitton ~ Michael J. Golden ~ Ivan Greenfield ~ Gerace Brien ~ Sara Tucker ~ Katelyn E. Ribbee ~ Andrew Warhaftig ~ Caden and Colby Hourahan ~ Ralph and Eileen Miller ~ Molly Ryan ~ Shaelyn Marie Allen ~ Jinny McCullough ~ Joyce A. Kimball ~ Andy DiPasqua ~ William Barker ~ Roy A. St. Pierre ~ Michael Andrew Moraes ~Suzanne Smith ~ Matthew Kenney ~ Michael R. Catania ~ Scott Healey ~ Bill Cicchese ~ Joyanne Robinson ~ Bernard Jacobs ~ Michael F. Arthur ~ Mark Jr. ~ Grace Brien ~ Mary B. Lavelle ~ Marie Clifford Silva and Daniel F. Clifford ~ Barry ~ Tony Colarusso ~ Irving and Marjorie Tanner ~ James L. Finch ~ Robert J. Alberino ~ Steve Jackman ~ Claire Zisserson ~ Rosalyn and Jackson ~ Michael Kearns ~

Donations Made In Honor of... ~ Bill Brack and Jessica Ladd ~ Ken and Dennise Brack ~

All the Hope Floats Angels ~  Mike Brack ~Kate Otto Macuch ~ Mike and Regina Quirk ~ Doug Wright ~ Bob Brack ~ Cora ~ Janice Mello ~ Denise and Ken Brack ~ Jackson Girouard  ~ Claire Manganello


If you would like to share your story about your experience at Hope Float visit Great Non-Profits.

The American Red Cross Hero Award

Presented to Denise Brack, April 13, 2016


Some of our Hope Floats Team

Linda Sheldon, Denise & Ken Brack

Linda Sheldon, Denise & Ken Brack