Upcoming Events

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Healing Hearts is a six week comprehensive study of various aspects of the grief journey. Healing Hearts is held on Monday night starting at 6:30pm at The Haven Network office. There is no cost to participate but pre-registration is required. To register, please call The Haven Network at 815.962.1512. Minimum group size: 5.  Sessions for 2018 have concluded.  Please call The Haven Network for more information on upcoming 2019 meeting dates.  815-962-1512.

Study Topics

Week One: Welcome

Week Two: Fresh Firsts

Week Three: Relationship Care

Week Four: Children Grieve Too

Week Five: Father’s Grief

Week Six: Friends/Family


Embracing The Holidays-November 19th at 6:30pm

The holidays can be a time of additional emotion after the untimely death of your baby. Join Melinda Hagerman as she shares with us her wisdom, encouragement and ideas how on to “Embrace The Holidays”.

Angel Hope Ceremony-December 6th at 6:00pm



Representatives of The Haven Network, Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mercy Health Rockford, Swedish American Hospital, OSF St. Anthony Medical Center,  and other community members gather with families who have experienced the death of a child, for a Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Ceremony.  This event is held in the downtown river front area in Millennium Park.  Refreshments served in the Waterside building immediately following the program.  Get a free customized Christmas ornament in memory of your child.

Forever In Our Hearts Banquet & Auction: March 16, 2019 

We invite you to join us for the 15th annual Forever In Our Hearts Dinner and Auction Benefit on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for The Haven Network with the funds raised directly supporting the programs and services offered to families in our community enduring the death of their baby.  The
Forever In Our Hearts” dinner auction is an evening filled with music from Reed and Waddy, our favorite magician, Baffling Ben, a live and silent auction and delicious food and drinks.  Family sponsorships are a way for families to celebrate and honor their baby gone too soon.  Family Sponsors have played a big role in the success of our event. If you are interested in being a Family Sponsor, please follow the link below for a sponsorship form that you can print out and mail in.  If you would like to receive an invitation to our event or to be an event sponsor, please contact The Haven Network (815) 962-1512.  To purchase tickets online:

Family Sponsorship

A Walk to Remember: October 6, 2019

A Walk To Remember is a memorial walk to remember children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant and childhood death.  This walk is for all families who have experienced the death of a child at anytime, either in the recent or distant past, and for caregivers who are involved in the lives and support of these families.  This year memorial bricks will be dedicated at the Walk to Remember dedication site on the Sinnissippi Bike Path.  If you would like to honor your child by purchasing a brick, please call Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory 815-226-2273.