The Haven Network
Love Never Ends
1 Corinthians 13:8
One of the most challenging, emotional and difficult times in a person’s life can be enduring the death of ones’ baby or child. All the hopes and dreams the parents had for their baby are gone in a heartbeat. In its place is a world divided into the “before” and “after” that parents must learn to navigate. In the short time parents may have with their baby lives all the love and memories they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
The Haven Network, located in Rockford, Illinois, was founded in 2004 to provide support, programs and services to moms, dads and families enduring the death of their baby. We provide immediate and long term support for families experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or stillbirth as well as families who have received a lethal diagnosis for their baby, SIDS and early infant death. The Haven Network provides immediate in hospital care and services including baby care, memory box making, and professional photography of baby and family. Long term support includes well-checks, in person and online support group and individual and family grief counseling.
Additionally we have a certified birth and bereavement doula and chaplain on staff. Our doula can provide non-medical birth support to families who request such and our chaplain can provide spiritual support at any time.
Forever In Our Hearts Annual Auction Benefit
Join us for our Forever In Our Hearts Annual Banquet & Auction on March 17, 2018, St. Patrick’s Day! Yes, St. Patrick’s Day, a day to celebrate your Irish heritage and a day to be Irish even if you are not. This is the only fundraiser we have for the year for The Haven Network. All funds raised directly support the programs and services offered to families in our community enduring the death of their baby. The Forever In Our Hearts Banquet & Auction will be an evening filled with music from Reed And Waddy, introducing Baffling Ben, a Magician who will baffle your mind, a live and silent auction that will wow the senses, delicious food and signature drinks. Don’t miss out. This will be an evening to remember.
We are humbled by the continued support of the three local hospitals, businesses and individuals in our community that come together to make this such a successful event for The Haven Network. Again this year we are incorporating “Family Sponsorships” as a way to celebrate and honor families that suffered the loss of their baby. This $600.00 sponsorship includes: a table for eight and all the evening’s festivities. Family Sponsorships provide a way for parents to celebrate their baby’s life with friends and family while simultaneously benefitting the programs and services of The Haven Network. This becomes a beautiful witness for everyone as parents can share their experiences and talk about their baby, knowing we are all gathered to give acknowledgement to their journey and continue to guide them all the way. The Forever In Our Hearts Banquet & Auction is sure to be a place of excitement, comfort and joy as we celebrate together all the wonderful work The Haven Network accomplishes.
If you would like to receive an invitation to our event or for more information on how you can become a sponsor, contact The Haven Office: 815-962-1512. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
The Haven Network is grateful for the independent donations that are given in support of our mission.