Mission Statement

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.

Dealing with the loss of their son, Denise and Ken Brack opened Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center in 2009 as a resource center for other grieving families on the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts. Knowing how isolating a loss can be, the Bracks wanted to bring hope and healing to others in their community.

At Hope Floats we offer free support groups for a variety of losses, helping children, teens, and adults cope with their grief in healthy ways in a safe, confidential setting. Our support groups are led by trained peer facilitators who often have shared experiences.

We also provide occasional day-long support retreats for bereavement and cancer support, which allows people who have similar loss experiences to gather together. Small and intimate, these retreats include yoga and meditation, group discussion and mini-body treatments. We offer retreats for parents who have suffered the loss of a child and individuals struggling a suicide loss. We also provide retreats for individuals dealing with cancer and care-givers.

Our Hope Floats team also includes a variety of counselors who are available to support individuals dealing with grief and other life struggles.

Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center, Inc., is a non-profit, public charity 501(c)(3), established in 2008.


Vision Statement

We Believe in:

Dedication —
We are dedicated to helping children, families, and adults cope with grief in healthy ways.

Compassion —
We are a caring community that meets people where they are.

Peer Support —
We encourage connection through shared experience, which can provide hope, understanding, encouragement, and guidance

Personal Experience —
The individual is in the driver's seat and, with staff screening, can determine the services and supports that will best support their grief process, whatever helps promote their healing in a healthy manner.

Grief Education —
Grief does not end, it changes over time. Through grief education and awareness, we can both proactively and reactively provide tools to our community-to better support individuals, families, and educators.

Acknowledgment —
Grief is both a shared as well as deeply individual experience. We offer grief support groups as well as individual grief therapy.

Hope —
Hope is not abstract; it is a path we walk forward on while weaving remembrance and renewal together.