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“When action meets compassion, lives change.”

~Dave Ramsey

Mission, Vision, Values


Mission Statement

Heartlinks Grief Center, a not-for-profit community-based program of Family Hospice, assists grieving children, adults, families, and groups move from grief to growth through individual and family counseling, support groups, and other community programs in our service area of Southwestern Illinois and St. Louis metropolitan area.



Heartlinks supports a broader base of grieving individuals to move from grief to growth through responsive support programs, while also working to change our community’s perception of grief.



We believe…

  • Grief can create opportunities for growth
  • Community-based support for all ages
  • Individualized grief support
  • Grieving is a problem in living, not necessarily a mental health problem
  • A grief bared is a grief shared, A grief shared is a grief bared, or A shared grief is a bared grief
  • Responding to the unique needs of individual grievers
  • Community-wide response to supporting grief through growth with volunteers, donors, and grief mentors
  • Organizational response to changing community grief needs
  • Educating about grief, loss, and to change the perception of grief
  • Service to all regardless of their ability to pay
  • Lead programming with professionally trained staff