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.


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.



Our peer support program is modeled closely after the Highmark Caring Place, a state-of-the-art center for grieving children, adolescents, and their families.



Hopeful Hearts has a lending library of books and resources for families and educators. Contact Hopeful Hearts for specific needs.