Healing Hearts Foundation is a registered Canadian charity located in Victoria, British Columbia. We are a volunteer run organization led by parents who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.
Healing Hearts Foundation was founded in 2015 by Charlene Chambers. Charlene was inspired to create Healing Hearts Foundation after the loss of her own daughter, Faith Tien. As Founder and Executive Director, Charlene worked tirelessly to build a community and resource for countless grieving families on Vancouver Island through the loss of their beloved babies. By developing support groups, hosting events, fundraising for the addition of a Cuddle Cot at Victoria General Hospital, and providing funds for families to access grief counseling, she was a champion for breaking the stigma surrounding pregnancy and infant loss, and her contributions to the loss community were innumerable.
Sadly, Charlene passed away on January 14, 2020. Healing Hearts Foundation continues to move forward with the important and foundational work that Charlene accomplished.
It is Healing Hearts Foundation's mission to provide support and resources to local families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. Through advocacy and community building, our goal is to help families feel less isolated, and give them a safe place to talk about the deep emotions they are experiencing without fear of judgement. Wherever you are in your loss journey, and no matter the type of loss you have experienced, you are welcome here.