HeartLight Center provides affordable grief education and support for the Denver metropolitan community.
Heartlight had been an enormous help to me on my grief journey.
It helped with coping strategies.
It helped me learn that I'm not alone…that others feel the way I am feeling.
I have made new friends who are on a grief journey as well and we all help each other.
The journey is often "one day at a time….one foot in front of the other" and I could not do it without Heartlight.
In 2013, I lost my husband, Alejandro, to cancer. Grieving is so difficult and overwhelming and unlike anything I've had to deal with before. At HeartLight Center, I found comfort in the total openness and understanding of other people who had experienced similar loss. My family and friends are loving and sympathetic, but the people who listen to me at HeartLight really understand my loss and my grief. It is an incredibly welcoming place where I feel completely free to express my grief openly-which is so important and helpful-and listening to others' stories helps me work through my understanding of my own story.
The HeartLight Center is an invaluable resource when dealing with any type of loss; there is none like it in our community. I support HeartLight Center in order to pass on the blessing I have received, knowing how much it means to have a safe, caring community you can count on during a time of significant need."
I lost my wife in 2013 after a short battle with cancer. We met in our teens and married shortly thereafter so we grew up together and then raised a family. Life with her was the only life I knew and she became my primary purpose for living. She was everything to me. After I lost her I was totally despondent, depressed, angry etc. In other words a total wreck and stuck in grief. I tried everything I could think of or suggested to ease the pain and move forward but nothing was helping. The short term grief support programs were helpful while they lasted but I needed more-much more! Then a very wise Hospice counselor suggested I try the ongoing Heartlight Center grief support program. By then I was desperate and figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. To my amazement it worked. I realized that everyone in the group was struggling with the same grief issues, learn coping skills, be inspired by those who had been in the program longer, make new friends with folks that really "get it" and most importantly as a result move forward step by step. I have been going to the bi-monthly meetings ever since. Thank you Heartlight for giving me back a life.
HeartLight Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which was founded in 2001 and opened its doors to the public for groups and programs on September 30, 2003.