“We can’t thank the Frog’s Breath Foundation enough for their support of our Hope Box Program.
Hope Boxes are a free resource for families experiencing grief through pregnancy, infant and child loss. Since receiving the Frog’s Breath grant we have been able to increase awareness of the needed support and as such have assisted three other locations in Ontario and one in Nova Scotia to begin their own Hope Box programs. The support we received from Frog’s Breath has allowed us to initiate conversations with the medical community about positive changes they could make, including the introduction of a full-day sensitivity training for medical and social services staff held in September 2014 in New Liskeard. Providing grief support to families on an ongoing basis through partnerships with local medical and social services agencies is not an easy task, it can be draining and exhausting, yet the support we received from Frog’s Breath was a needed encouragement that we were doing something right in our community and that others supported our initiative to continue this resource. The legacy of our Frog’s Breath grant will go on indefinitely as we know lives have been positively changed and families encouraged during a very dark time – given hope when hope seems lost. And on behalf of those families we thank you!”
– Jenita Naylor, Hope Box Coordinator