Has someone you
love died by suicide?
You are not alone.
Heartache2Hope provides healing support to children, teens, and adults who have experienced a suicide loss. We offer 12-week support groups, drop-in group meetings, individual counselling and peer support, and community education.
Heartache2Hope is honoured to once again be selected as one of The Oakville Community Foundation's GIVEOakville charities of choice. GIVEOakville pre-screens several local charities, meaning you can feel confident knowing your donation will be making an impact right in our community. GIVEOakville runs until December 11th.
This past year approximately 1500 people in Halton were impacted by suicide loss. With your generous support, Heartache2Hope can ensure our suicide loss grief support services continue to be offered free to all suicide loss grievers so that No One Touched by Suicide Grieves Alone.
“This program has given me hope. The light has come back into my life. Heartache2Hope made that happen.”
- Closed Group participant
Help us bring hope and light back into suicide loss grievers’ lives.
We now support children and youth grieving a suicide loss!
This past year, Heartache2Hope started to provide individual grief counselling for children and youth who experienced a suicide loss. Virtual and in-person counselling sessions (at our Oakville location) are available.
We will also offer a 6-week Suicide Loss Grief Support Group for teens (14-18 years old). The group is FREE. Led by professionals, this group will provide, education, coping skills, and a safe space to share about loss.
Registration is required.
For more information, to register, or make a referral, please email Amanda at amanda@Heartache2Hope.com or call 905-599-4673.
To speak with someone live, please call our HopeLine at 289-474-5508 on Mondays or Thursdays from 1:00-4:00pm.
We would like to introduce our
Immediate Suicide Loss Information and Guidance
We understand that a suicide loss is tough, and we are here to help. Whether you are looking for someone to just listen or for some guidance, Heartache2Hope now offers the opportunity to connect directly with one of our Suicide Loss Bereavement Care Specialists. Our HopeLine can answer questions about suicide loss grief, provide information about our supportive services, how to help grieving children, teens, or adult family members and friends, or suggest other community support services.
Our HOPELINE is open Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Call 289-474-5508
Check out this new CONNECT webcast episode by HSPC
Our Founder Flavia & Board Member Shannon speak about Heartache2Hope’s services and the impact it has on suicide loss grievers. This is a must watch interview! Thank you HSPC for this amazing opportunity to speak to the Halton community and thank you Shannon for sharing your story!
Please consider contributing to Heartache2Hope. Your gift helps us give the gift of hope to suicide loss grievers.
Support We Offer
We provide support in individual & group settings. Heartache2Hope understands that different kinds of support are helpful at different times after a suicide loss.
More than 60 Individuals are bereaved by suicide every single day in Canada. We cannot give bereaved individuals the support they need without your support
Our Impact in 2022
0INDIVIDUAL GRIEF SUPPORT SESSIONS
0INDIVIDUALS IN 7 CLOSED GROUPS
0ATTENDANCE OPEN GROUP EVENTS
0ATTENDANCE WELLNESS ACTIVITIES
What Our Clients Say...
“I feel better able to deal with what has happened.”
“Still working on it but have come along way. At the beginning I was not sure I could continue after my son’s death. Thanks to [Heartache2Hope], I feel like I can survive this.”
“Surviving a suicide is a very unique kind of grief. As a family, we attend therapy sessions with a Therapist who provides general grief counseling. While both types of therapy are beneficial, I feel the support from Heartache2Hope is much more effective.”
“It helped me tremendously!”
"Heartache2Hope has made an incredible difference in my life, and I cannot thank them enough. The resources and counseling they provide is invaluable, and I met a community of wonderful people who support me unconditionally. I hope others can find peace and support through this organization."
"There are no words for how much the support I have received has been so valuable."
"I don’t know how we would have got through the loss of our daughter without the assistance of Heartache2Hope."
"I am so appreciative of this program because it is particularly dedicated to survivors of a death by suicide. It is a unique program for people with this tragic experience that no one else can truly understand especially when it is your child. They saved my life and brought me through the darkest time of my life the loss of my son to suicide. Forever grateful."
"The program exceeded my expectations in every way. Amazing, supportive, understanding facilitators. The readings were informative and helpful. My experience in the Closed Group has been extremely helpful in helping me deal with the emotions and grief related to my sister's death.”
BREAK THE SILENCE
Heartache2Hope does not provide crisis counseling. If you are in a suicide crisis and need immediate help, please do one of the following:
- Call 911 or visit your local emergency room
- Contact the Distress Centre Halton at 905-849-4541