Grief Support Group
We are continuing our grief support group on a month to month basis while we are in the midst of the pandemic.

Please contact us if interested

 Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

For the past several years, Hearts, Hope, Healing has hosted a ceremony in conjunction with The Compassionate Friend’s Worldwide Candle Lighting.   

The candle lighting ceremony is held every year on the 2nd Sunday of December.   This year it is on December 13th.  Family and friends unite to light candles at 7 pm for one hour in every time zone, creating a wave of light encircling the globe, commemorating and honoring the memories of our children who have died too soon at any age from any cause. 

As we all know, in 2020 we are living in unprecedented times.   In an effort to ensure everyone’s health and safety, and our compliance with the Covid -19 guidelines issued by the State of Massachusetts, we are unable to host the ceremony this year.      

That being said, we would like to provide some support to bereaved families and friends by offering some suggestions, hoping to bring some love, light and positive energy into your grief journey.    

You may wish to create an altar using a picture of your child or loved one, family photos, mementoes, and a candle of your choice to light at 7PM on December 13th.   As you light your candle, you may want to speak your child’s name aloud.

On our Inspirations page we have included a variety of readings.  You may want to read them aloud, or to yourself at some point before or after you light your candle.    

You may also want to play a selection of music that you find comforting or inspirational, which could include some of your child’s favorites. 

We hope that you might find these suggestions helpful and that they provide you with a measure of healing, hope and peace in your heart. 
With love and light, 
Leyla, Lori and Jeanmarie