When children and their families experience the death of someone close to them, every member of the family feels the loss. Children are often referred to as "the forgotten mourners". Sometimes it appears to adults as though they do not mourn the death. They do. Even preschool children sense the loss and respond to it. 
Center of Hope for Grieving Children,
Adolescents & Their Families
News and Events
   Serving Families in Indiana County,
and portions of Armstrong, Jefferson, and Westmoreland Counties

728 Church Street~~ P.O. Box 225~~ Indiana, PA 15701    
724.349.3888  or toll free 1-877-349-3888
Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
1 in 20 children will lose a parent before his or her 18th birthday.  When a loved one dies, children experience two types of loss: primary and secondary.....
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Hopeful Hearts has a lending library of books and resources for families and educators.....Contact Hopeful Hearts for specific needs.
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"Any child who is old enough to love, is old enough to grieve" (Alan Wolfelt).
Center of Hope for Grieving Children,Adolescents & Their Families

Mission Statement

The mission of Hopeful Hearts is to improve the lives of grieving children and their families by providing support in a safe and caring environment where all are welcome, and where families can grow through the healing process.




"Hopeful Hearts,Inc. envisions being a premier provider of child and family bereavement support and education."
Hopeful Hearts is a safe, caring, and confidential place where children, along with their adults, come beside others who also know the pain, fear, sadness, and isolation that accompanies losing a loved one to death. Hopeful Hearts' support enables family members of all ages to build coping skills, facilitate positive parent-child relationships, and develop a supportive social network.

Hopeful Hearts Welcomes
Therapy Dog Ruby

Delaney Subaru
Share the Love Event

Children's Grief
Awareness Day
November 19, 2015

VNA and Hopeful Hearts
Honors Their Wonderful
Volunteers 2014

Hopeful Hearts Honors Volunteers 2013

United Elementary
5th Grade Donates
to Hopeful Hearts
Through Mission Kindness

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