Who We Are

We are a self-help gathering of bereaved mothers from all walks of life. We wish every day that there was not a need for such a group. It does not matter the age of the child, cause of death, or length of time since the child’s death. All bereaved mothers are welcome, as we help each other find ways to carry the pain of loss and the joy of love for our children in the same heart.

Our Mission

To provide a safe shelter for grieving moms by adopting six pillars of core values:

  • Compassionate understanding
  • Hope for the future
  • Empathy through similar experiences
  • Nonjudgmental respect
  • Lifelong support and encouragement
  • Open communication through shared feelings

Our Vision

Listening Hearts is the recognized community of bereaved moms, offering support and a safe haven to moms throughout the grief journey.

Nonprofit Status

Listening Hearts’ received their Letter of Determination from the IRS effective September 17, 2008.

A 501(c)(3) organization is a United States nonprofit organization that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service to be tax-exempt from federal income tax if its activities have the following purposes: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering amateur sports competition, or preventing cruelty to children or animals. Listening Hearts’ received their Letter of Determination from the IRS effective September 17, 2008.

Donations to 501 (c) (3) organizations are tax deductible. Listening Hearts is managed by an all volunteer staff of officers and board members, therefore, your donations are applied to the mission of the Listening Hearts organization.

Calls to Action

We have started two new outreach campaigns and need your help to reach those who need us.

Journey Sisters

If you are further along, we hope you will help us reach back to the moms just beginning their journey. Sign up to attend one gathering (two hours) by e-mailing us and indicate the month and location you will attend. That’s it! We’ll remind you the week before the gathering.

Letter Project

We want to reach out to the newly bereaved. Please let us know of any mom who has suffered this loss.