Human Services

BO WILLIAM HARTWIG FOUNDATION

We Are Your Child Loss Safe Haven, You Are Not Alone.

aka Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse

Horicon, WI

Mission

Our mission is to be a child loss safe haven for families that are dealing with the death of their child. We help in means of support groups, financial assistance for funeral expenses and care packages that we send out. Parents Of Child Loss- You Are Not Alone.

Ruling Year

2016

President, Founder

Mrs Amanda Hartwig

Main Address

121 S Cedar St

Horicon, WI 53032 USA

Keywords

Advocacy, Grief, Grieving, Help, Aid, Loss, Child Loss

EIN

81-3578245

 Number

4881313760

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Single Organization Support (P11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The biggest problem that Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse faces is the absolute need for funding to help these families that are suffering with the death of their child. It’s very hard to know how pressing it means to a family staring at a funeral bill when the last thing they’ve expected to happen, happens. They watched their child take their last breath. Or maybe they weren’t that lucky, maybe they were like the founder of Bo’s and found her lifeless sons body in his crib, when she thought he was asleep and gave him CPR. And prayed for a different outcome. Because we all pray for a different outcome. Whether you know your child is going to die or you’re faced with the daunting truth that your child died suddenly, unless you have gone through it yourself, it is very hard to see the depth of struggle that these parents face every day after their child dies.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Bo Lions

Bo's Child Loss Support Group

Help with Funeral Expenses

Care Packages

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of infant deaths

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Related program

Care Packages

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context notes

We send care packages nationwide, this number only goes up when we add the number of child death that are not infants.

Number of deaths due to sudden infant death syndrome

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Help with Funeral Expenses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Overtime we would love to be a self-sustaining organization that is able to open a grief relief/retreat center. We would love for parents to have a place to go to take a deep breath and know that they are not alone. Our mission is to give them hope in their darkest hour.

We have a child loss support groups that we host in Beaver Dam at higher grounds coffee shop. And that has been our home until we can afford a place of our own. But to make our goal happen it is going to take a lot of prayers, sweat and tears. Amanda, the president of our organization works tirelessly to try to find a way for us to sustain ourselves. Because unfortunately we cannot survive on donations alone. That is why we consistently do fundraising.

Our organization has capabilities beyond belief. We work one on one with families at all hours of the day and night. Our phones are truly always on. They’re always next to us. My husband and I take shifts sleeping and helping families. This is our calling and we will do whatever we can to make sure that our families and any other families that come to us or taken care of and that they truly feel a sense of hope when they realize that they are not alone, Through the darkest time of their life.

The progress indicator is simply finding a building that would be happy to donate costs or even discount costs such as rent/lease, utilities such as lights and heat. Luckily, my husband is a master electrician and he would be able to barter his electrical skills to help cover costs of any updates needed.

We have accomplished a lot so far. This dream of ours happened after the darkest time of our life. Our son slipped out of our grip. He died in our home and he died while he was sleeping. None of us knew what was happening until it was too late. We have taken steps to educate people on the adenovirus which is what he died from. This is the common cold. So it is very hard to be proactive when it is the common cold because most cases children do not die from this. Especially when they have no symptoms whatsoever. Like Bo. We have partnered with Angelcare which is a baby breathing monitor that goes underneath the crib while they sleep to monitor the baby is breathing movements and heart rate. We have successfully maintained a steady amount of parents that come to our support groups in Beaver Dam Wisconsin. There are new families that come and they are welcomed with open arms. We have gathered a group of dedicated whole hearted Board of Directors that truly care about our organization. And they are entirely volunteer. We continue to work hard on taking care of funeral costs and final expenses for children under the age of 18. We do our best and we create alliances with other organizations to help give our parents and any other parents that come to us with the need of support.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No