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3Hopeful Hearts

When a child dies in northern Colorado of any age and cause, 3HH steps in to offer immediate and long term support to families.Our goal is to walk beside and give hope to those who have been impacted by the loss of a child. Thank you for your support !

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3Hopeful Hearts Building Fund

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

General population

Description

Please continue Judy's passion for giving by helping to buy a permanent home for 3Hopeful Hearts. 3Hopeful Hearts provides bereaved parents and families who have lost a child opportunities to honor, find hope and seek healing through events, support, education and remembrance. Until her passing, Judy volunteered with 3Hopeful Hearts helping grieving families and passionately believed in its mission.

3Hopeful Hearts has been searching to find a private, safe space to meet with and support families as well as a space for our community members to come together. 3Hopeful Hearts has a temporary home but is looking for a permanent space to continue serving its mission to Northern Colorado.

Please donate electronically here and be sure to select the "Building Fund" option in the drop box below the Donation Details section.

You can also write checks to "3Hopeful Hearts Building Fund" and send to:

3Hopeful Hearts
1749 Deweese St
Fort Collins, CO 80526

For move information on 3Hopeful Hearts go to: www.3hopefulhearts.com

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Counseling Voucher Program

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults

Description

The Counseling Voucher Program provides each eligible family with 4 individual or couple sessions with a licensed social worker specializing in grief and loss. We are able to provide these families 5 names of therapists who take these vouchers in exchange for their services. It is then the family's responsibility to call and pick the therapist they prefer and once their sessions are completed, 3Hopeful Hearts will pay the therapist for the used sessions from funds received through donations and grants. The result of this program benefits these families by providing them coping skills early in their grief journey to insure they are not starting unhealthy grief habits that may result in work loss, substance abuse or future medical intervention.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Since Hopeful Hearts follows families for years to come, we expect to see fewer families needing urgent health care as a result of unhealthy grieving. We will continue to do assessments to measure the success of this program and expect to find these families being able to participate in our ongoing support groups, educational and memorial events. The early intervention will help prepare them to take advantage of our level of support once their counseling sessions are utilized. The Counseling Voucher Program started in 2015 as a result of the WISH Grant received and has been instrumental in providing immediate support.

Women's retreat

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Female Adults
Female Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Description

A special day over the Mother's Day weekend for moms who have to endure this weekend without one of their precious children.
A day for hiking, healing, journaling, self care, meditation and friendship

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Evidence of Program's Success

This 4th women's retreat was filled to capacity out with 5 women on the waiting list. The attendance was up by 30% over it's first year. The survey sent was completed by 63 % of attendees with 100% satisfaction ratings.

Camp BraveHeart

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)

Description

A day camp offered to grieving children.
Our 5th annual camp will be held on July 21st for children ages 5-11 and our teen cmao will be August 3-4th for ages 12-18.4,

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Evidence of Program's Success

Feedback from parents, volunteers and children who attended has been fantastic.

Support Groups

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults

Description

We provide 8 ongoing monthly open support groups- free to attendees
Child Loss Support Group
Child Loss by Suicide Group
Child Loss by Substance Passing Group
Perinatal Loss Support Group
Miscarriage Support Group
Pregnancy after Loss Support Group
Grandparent Support Group
Dad Support Group
The Dinner Party young adult 20-30 year olds

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Evidence of Program's Success

3Hopeful Hearts has been a huge blessing and support to us and is filling a very important role in our community. They have teamed together to not only provide free support for bereaved parents but also to help educate the medical community. When we lost our son Carter, we were surrounded by our family and friends yet felt so alone. No one understood exactly what we were going through and didn't know what to say or how to help us at times. It wasn't until a year later when the 3Hopeful Hearts support group started that we were finally able to talk with people that understood exactly what we were going through. For the first time, we felt like we weren't alone and like the things we were feeling were normal. We have been a part of the group ever since. Each month and during special events such as the Candlelight Vigil, the Walk to Remember and the annual picnic we get to spend time with other families who share a common bond, the loss of a child, and even if we aren't specifically talking about our children there is just a special comfort knowing that we are surrounded by people that understand where we have been. We share, we support, and we bond. Bonnie, Betsy and Kristin have given so much to help us and countless other families; we will be forever grateful for them.

Chris and Emily Smith

Walk to Remember

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Families
General Public

Description

The Annual Walk to Remember, held the second Sunday in September unites families who share the bond of losing a baby or child. The walk is designed to provide bereaved parents with a powerful, personalized opportunity to memorialize their loss. Bereaved parents and families who attend will find hope and healing as they honor their children.
The walk is for all bereaved parents, their families and support system.

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Evidence of Program's Success

"3 Hopeful Hearts and the Walk to Remember have made such a difference. They gave us a place to share sorrow and support friends and family. They gave us words to express what we couldn't say. And perhaps most importantly, they provided meaning that I will carry with me always. While the details and planning were obviously done with such thoughtful care, one of the most significant parts of the walk was that it gave a forum for families to share their loss. There were grandmas and grandpas, cousins, nephews and nieces, siblings and mom and dads; not to mention all the supportive friends that gathered too. It is rare to find an event that provides an opportunity for all of us to grieve together. They are a valuable and much-needed resource in our community."

Candlelight Tribute

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families

Description

The Candlelight Tribute is intended to honor the very sacred relationship between parent and child - even in loss. This beautiful event includes special music, readings, the lighting of individual candles and a poignant slideshow, which honors each individual baby and child. Bereaved parents and families who attend will find comfort as they honor their children during the holiday season.
This past December marked our 11th Candlelight Tribute.

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Evidence of Program's Success

I just wanted to take a minute tonight to thank you both for all you did tonight and in the last week. The tribute was everything that we could have ever needed and more. I was so surprised by the amount of families that came!
Thank you again. I know (or can imagine) how much time, thought, and effort this took on your parts. As always, I am amazed at your grace and your work. Please let me know if there is ever any way that I (or we as unit at PVH) can help you..." With Gratitude, Erin (L&D nurse at PVH)

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