The Hope Floats 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, children, teens and their families”


Support Groups

Our free, peer-led support groups help participants cope with their loss in healthy ways as they process their grief with others who walk a similar road.

Hope Floats provides a variety of groups—several for adults who have had a child loss, suicide, overdose, partner-spouse loss, and sibling and parent loss. Mike's Club is our support group for children, teens, and their families who are dealing with the death of a parent/caregiver or a sibling.

We offer separate groups for children, teens,  and parenting adults coping with death-related loss of a parent, caregiver, or sibling. The children process their grief through creative activities, arts and crafts, and games, with the help of our trained support staff. Parents and caregivers meet  to discuss common issues, concerns, and ways to help their children cope. Mike's Club is a free program for children 5-18 years old and led by Hope Floats staff, clinicians and trained volunteer facilitators.

School Support 

Grief Trainings 

Hope Floats Education, Awareness, and Response Team  provides support and awareness about grief to schools.

We are certifed to offer professional development trainings for Educators (10 PDPs) and Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Clinicians (6 CEs)

Support retreats

Our day-long support retreats bring together people facing similar losses or illnesses in a nurturing, holistic environment.

Grief Resources

Hope Floats belongs to a community of helpers, centers, and therapists offering bereavement support. Here are some trusted colleagues, practitioners, and other sources offering hope.

Workshops and classes

We welcome the public to join our workshops on grief and healing. We also offer a variety of yoga classes that are open to the public.

Grant & Major Donors

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

We are grateful for the support from the following organizations: