...I felt like I had an extended family and missed the Tuesdays that we did not meet. Being able to express my feelings helped and talking because at home or elsewhere I don't always have the chance to do that and knowing you could have great support doing that helped so much.
...I feel Hopeful Hearts is such a wonderful program because it really creates an environment that helps a person (regardless of age) feel that they are not alone with how they feel and also helps individuals to openly express feelings and their story.
...Hopeful Hearts is awesome! It helps you with your grief. It helps you to express your feelings about your loved ones. We did crafts and talked about our loved one.
...I enjoyed that every time we had an opening and ending circle, where we said our pledge. The pledge showed to me that everyone did care about what everyone had to say and why we were there. I also liked that we got in our own groups and that anything that we said was confidential.
...My daughter enjoyed the sessions because she felt "comfortable" and "special" there. She loved doing the "quilt" project - it brought up very special memories for her.
...It's amazing and wonderful! Extremely helpful!
It helps to have others that understand and identify. It helps to do quilts and crafts in memory of our loved one and it's fun for adults and children. I know I'll always miss her, but it helps to go through the process and understand that what you feel and go through is normal, if there is such a thing. You feel safe to talk. I think we all bond as a family by doing this.
...This program made such a difference in my child's life that I would recommend families use the service.
...It was fun and I met new friends
...I liked meeting all the people and making friends.
...We are glad to have met everyone at Hopeful Hearts. It was a great experience and we are glad to know that we are welcome back at any time.
...It has been helpful to be with others who are grieving as you are, and to know that things you are feeling and doing are normal. It helps you to understand the grieving process.
...It always made me feel good to hear about the kids individual groups and the fun they had with the other children.
...Moving to a new town after my spouse passed away, driving to Indiana with my son and two cats in the car, I thought we'd have to start over alone. Thanks to Hopeful Hearts we didn't have to. The support we've found at Hopeful Hearts has made all the difference in the world.