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

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

         2018 Session One Dates:                                               2018 Session Two Dates:

January 15                                                                July 9

January 22                                                                July 16

January 29                                                                July 23

February 5                                                                July 30

February 12                                                              August 6

February 19                                                              August 13



A Walk to Remember: October 7, 2018

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.


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.

Save the date: March 16, 2019 

Join us for our Forever In Our Hearts Annual Banquet & Auction on March 16, 2019.  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, 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.

To receive an invitation to our event or to be a family sponsor, please contact The Haven Network at 815.962.1512.