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.
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
Perinatal Palliative Care Alliance Meeting: September 17, 9:00-11:00am
Caring for the Caregiver
Guest Speaker: Nancy Maruyama, RN, BSN, Executive Director of SIDS of Illinois
Meeting will be held at The Haven Network office located at 124 North Water Street, Suite 201 in Rockford. Please call The Haven at 815.962.1512 to RSVP. This meeting is for all medical professionals, chaplains, birth workers involved in perinatal palliative care.
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.
Grieving Together-November 15th at 6:30pm
We are putting together a special evening for parents grieving the death of their baby or child. Save the date for this evening of fellowship, encouragement and connection. Location to be determined.
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.
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.