Beards Of Hope is a fundraising, support and awareness campaign managed by Bears Of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Incorporated (Bears Of Hope).
Bears Of Hope provides leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their baby.
We seek to provide crucial information and embrace families during their difficult time of loss, and beyond. There are two key elements to our program that guide families through their choices when saying hello and goodbye to their much loved baby.
Families receive a Bear Of Hope donated by another bereaved family. This allows the donating family to give their child's brief life a purpose and lasting legacy, whilst filling the empty arms of another family as they walk out of the hospital without their baby. It reinforces the understanding that they are not alone, and that there is an existing community of support. Families also receive extensive information, either in printed or online format, to help them make decisions and memories in hospital, during the memorial and beyond.
Our Beyond the Bear support is unequaled by any other organisation. We provide exclusive and invaluable support packages that include; a credible foundation of parent led and psychologist facilitated support groups, private online groups, phone, skype and email counselling and annual community events that remember individual baby’s and recognize their parents love. Additionally, we have a Hope and Healing Resource Library and issue a quarterly newsletter where parents have the opportunity to contribute.
Bears Of Hope comfort, acknowledge, inform, empower, and guide families during their time of loss. As a registered non-profit organisation we are dedicated to the care of others and reinvesting their finances and resources to ensure Bears of Hope is the leading support for pregnancy and infant loss in Australia.
Read more about Bears Of Hope's Vision, Mission & Values.