About Haven

Through love and loss, Haven works to make a difference by building a community of support for parents who have endured the tremendous loss of a child. We want to be a catalyst for change, and since beginning in 2017, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our non-profit organization upon: hope, healing, and support. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and the impact we are making.

The Haven community is here to help you through.

What we do

In the midst of loss, Haven is a safe space for us to love our children–and one another–out loud.

Family and friends are an invaluable support system after such a loss, but there is a specific comfort that can only be found in shared experience. There’s something so transformative about being able to look someone in the eye and know that they understand what you’ve been through.

Healing Resources

Haven supports grieving parents by providing timely, comprehensive educational resources including:

  • Literature
  • Landscape of Loss, A Haven Podcast
  • Remembrance Item Options
  • Support Networks

Healing Gifts

Haven curates and delivers heartfelt Healing Gifts. These gifts include self care items designed to promote comfort and healing in the wake of loss. Gifts include items such as: 

  • Hand poured candles
  • Journals
  • Self-care items
  • Books
  • Gift cards

Healing Events

Haven hosts events focused on self-care and healing among mothers and fathers who are experiencing loss. These events include:

  • Love & Light – Annual Remembrance Event in October
  • Harbor: A Healing Retreat
  • Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Healing Events & Personal Connections

Our Board of Directors

Max Kringen, Board Chair

Jennifer Burgard, Board Member

Logan Little, Board Member

Jessica Bontjes, Treasurer

Christina Snider, Board Member

Thank you to our sponsors!