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Sharing the Journey from Bereaved to Shining Light Parent
  • Welcome! We are grateful that you have found us.

    Please add your children to the Tributes page of our website.

  • 2020 Conference

    Charleston, SC, April 16-19, 2020

  • Helping Siblings Heal

    Sharing the Journey with Friends who Understand!

  • Helping Fathers Heal

    A Support Group Run by Dads, for Dads.

  • The Caring Listeners

    Parents who Understand and are Here to Help!

  • Watch our Documentary!

    17 Parents Describe How They Have Healed

  • Free Shining Light Moms' Boxing Class!

    Join Samantha Cordi Ford November 23rd!

  • The Helping Parents Heal Newsletter

    November 2019 has just published!

  • Helping Parents Heal is now 10 Years Old!

    Helping Parents Heal Turns 10 Years Old on October 20, 2019

Community & Resources To Help You Heal

Our 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.


In late 2017, the parents of the Helping Parents Heal Tampa Affiliate enthusiastically took part in sharing some of the surprising and unexpected blessings they have experienced since their children transitioned.

CLICK HERE for the “SILVER LINING LIST,” as heard on “Messages of Hope with Suzanne Giesemann.”


The Helping Parents Heal Newsletter

This newsletter is a space that allows us to share our amazing children with stories of validation and spiritual growth. We hope that it will bring some peace and comfort to you and your loved ones. For article submissions or questions, you can reach me at elizabeth@helpingparentsheal.org. Together, we will help each other heal! ~ Elizabeth Boisson

For Grieving Parents and Siblings:

please know that you are not on this road alone.

We have also walked this path and share an understanding of the pain you are facing. Helping Parents Heal is here to help. People may sometimes shun you because they don’t know what to say. Others may not mention your child’s name, fearing it will upset you when it would actually bring you some joy to hear them say that name. Still, others may care and have good intentions, but say the wrong thing because they’re not sure what to communicate. Some people may even be so harsh as to ask, “Isn’t it time you were over this?” All of these things come from ignorance, for only those who have walked in our shoes can truly understand what it feels like to lose a child. We have found a way to heal and move forward in a positive manner. Once again, we’re able to experience joy in our lives and are pleased to share our healing path with you.

If you are a bereaved sibling, please also visit the Facebook site of our sister group, Helping Siblings Heal, led by Anna Buckmaster and Kailee Savoie

Here is a Special Video Message from Our First Helping Parents Heal Conference!

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Please consider a donation to Helping Parents Heal!

If you feel that Helping Parents Heal has been beneficial to you in your journey, please consider supporting our shared mission with a financial donation. Your generosity will aid not only our existing members but also help us in reaching out to new parents who find themselves on this difficult path. Among the programs supported by your donation will be providing scholarships for the HPH national conferences and funding our online outreach which includes our website, Zoom meetings and, of course, the tributes to our beautiful children! Helping Parents Heal is an all-volunteer organization and as such, 100% of all donations go towards our mission. Also, as a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, your donation may be tax-deductible! You may make the donation in your own name, the name of your child, or anonymously as you wish. Please click 'Donate' to begin.

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