Helping Parents Heal

Sharing the Journey from Bereaved to Shining Light Parent

aka Helping Parents Heal   |   CAVE CREEK, AZ   |  www.helpingparentsheal.org

Mission

Helping Parents Heal is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting bereaved parents to become Shining Light Parents by providing support and resources to aid in the healing process. We go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, in a non-dogmatic way. Affiliate groups welcome everyone regardless of religious (or non-religious) background and allow for open dialog.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Elizabeth Boisson

Vice-President

Irene Vouvalides

Main address

40955 N SPUR CROSS RD

CAVE CREEK, AZ 85331 USA

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EIN

46-4475197

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Helping Parents Heal is a nonprofit organization that helps parents and families heal from the passing of one or more children. We go a step beyond other organizations by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, in a non-dogmatic way.

Our programs

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Helping Parents Heal Second Conference

Our second conference, which was to be held in Charleston, SC will be from April 16-19 2020, was postponed due to the pandemic. We plan to have more information about this conference soon! We will be holding it in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our First Conference was attended by almost 500 Shining Light Parents, and we have room for 1000 this time!

Population(s) Served

Our 28 Caring Listeners are willing to talk in person, by phone, or by Zoom. They each are bereaved parents who have moved forward and want to help others. The Caring Listeners are led by Dr. Mark Pitstick and Lynn Hollahan. We have Spanish-Speaking, French-speaking, Italian-Speaking, Cantonese-Speaking, Romanian-Speaking and Hindi-Speaking and Russian-Speaking Caring Listeners as well.
Our Caring Listeners understand and have been on this path of healing, navigating the way with the help of others. They offer this help to other parents as well, with a shoulder to lean on, a voice of comfort, and resources.
They cannot counsel parents, but they can guide them in a direction that feels safe. Caring Listeners are all available to do whatever we can to provide tools and peace. This service is free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Family relationships

Helping Parents Heal currently has 130 Affiliate Groups located in the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand. The groups are led by parents who have also had children pass. They held in-person meetings until the pandemic, and now continue to hold meetings at least once a month by Zoom. We also have many special-interest Affiliate Groups, including Helping Fathers Heal and Helping Siblings Heal.

Population(s) Served

The Helping Parents Heal Main Group holds Zoom meetings 3 times a week, MT and Th from 8 - 9 pm EST. These meetings are open to all parents, all over the world, and they are recorded for those who are not able to attend. We invite experts from the Grief and Afterlife communities to present during these meetings, and the YouTube videos are available on our website. We currently have over 200 healing YouTube presentations available to parents, siblings and family members of children who have passed.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Families
Parents
Families
Parents
Families

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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The goal of Helping Parents Heal is ultimately to help parents and families to move forward and heal after the passing of a child, with resources and volunteers that are available through our many Facebook sites, website, YouTube and Instagram. All of our resources are free of charge.

Financials

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Helping Parents Heal

Board of directors
as of 3/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Ireland

Helping Parents Heal

Term: 2018 -

Mark Ireland

Helping Parents Heal

Elizabeth Boisson

Helping Parents Heal

Irene Vouvalides

Helping Parents Heal

Doryce Norwood

Helping Parents Heal

Ernie Jackson

Helping Parents Heal

Jason Durham

Helping Parents Heal

Jeff Hollahan

Helping Parents Heal

Brian Smith

Helping Parents Heal

Carol Allen

Helping Parents Heal

Laurie Savoie

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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