Heartlinks Happenings Newsletter
October 2017 -  Night Frights!
In This Issue...
Upcoming Events
October Monthly Group
October 2nd

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk
October 21st

November Monthly Group
November 6th

Children's Grief Awareness Month

November 12th

Children's Grief Awareness Day
November 18th

Quick Links
Snacks for School Groups!
What kind of snacks do we need? We need individually wrapped snacks. On your next shopping trip, grab an extra box of fruit snacks or bars or individual chip bags and drop them off at our office...
5110 W Main St. in Belleville. Thank you!

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We post twice a week. Come see what  we're doing, and give us a
Lights turning on, unexplainable movement of a rocking chair, a sense of presence when no one is there - people who are grieving often have experiences outside their expectations. And often outside anything that has ever happened before. Sometimes a sense of someone in the room or hearing a voice, when no one is there brings comfort. Sometimes, not so much. Kids may feel scared about the dark, ghosts or other scary things. Add the death of an important person and there are a lot of places a child's mind can go. This month at Heartlinks, we are talking about scary things, night frights, and things that make your heart go bump in the night. We are here to share stories - join us.                     Blessings, ~Diana
Out of the Darkness Walk 10/21/17
ASFP Out of the Darkness Walk in Belleville Illinois

Register online at  http://bit.ly/2fmjyR0

Walk Date: 10/21/2017
Walk Location: Bellevue Park
Check-in/Reg Time: 10/21/2017 at 8am
Walk Begins: 9am  Walk Ends: 11am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Mary Nigma 
Contact Phone: 618-236-2335 
Contact Email:  mnigma@sihca.net
Mark your Calendars and 
Call in to Save your Lane... 
it's Heartlinks Superbowl 2017!

Superbowl 2017 
November 12th 
from 1pm to 4pm!
Call our office, ask for Lisa at (618) 277-1800 to save a spot or a lane for your group. Prices listed below includes ball and shoes:   $25 per couple
      $180 per lane - up to 8 people

Heartlinks Superbowl is one of our most popular annual events. Come play with us on November 12th from 1pm to 4pm! We will be bowling at  St. Clair Bowl at 5950 Old Collinsville, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Don't Forget!
We are also planning a Silent Auction at St. Clair Bowl. If you plan to donate items to be auctioned or baskets to use, please drop them off at our location at Family Hospice. 

As always, we appreciate your contributions.  Your help and participation makes the Heartlinks Superbowl great!
Heartlinks Gathering
A gathering of friends and family of Barb Jany met at Barb's beautiful home for Beer & Brats and to hear about Heartlinks and the great work we do to help families, individuals and kids.  Are you willing to host an event? Maybe we could even raise some funds for Heartlinks. IF   you are interested in hosting an event, please give Diana a call at (618) 277-1800.

Reminder for Addiction Loss
Our  2 Addiction Loss Support Groups. These g rief support groups are for parents, adult siblings (18+), and others dealing with the death of a child/sibling/loved one due to addiction.  Together we can make a meaningful difference. If you know someone grieving due to addiction loss, please spread the word!
2 Groups, 2 Places, 2 Weeks Apart!
Addiction Loss 
6:30pm, 2nd Tuesday 
@ Family Hospice
5110 W Main St
Belleville, IL
Madison Addiction Loss
6:30pm, 4th Tuesday
@ Madison Catholic Charities
3512 McArthur Blvd
Alton, IL
Holiday Families
Many of you have asked if we are doing Holiday Families again this year. That answer would be  YES . We've found that so many of our families are consistently doing without life's necessities, such as shampoo, toothbrushes/paste, soap, basic food items, household items - laundry detergent, cleaning sprays, cleansers. So, our objective for this year's Holiday Families is to furnish these families with the necessities. We will have more information as time goes on but just to let you know our objective to help our community.
Our Heartlinks Family 
Our community family is diverse. We are proud of each of you and the efforts you put forth to share yourself and find your new normal. Would you like to share your picture on "Our Heartlinks Family" wall? If so, drop one off or send it to us electronically to lmurphy@myheartlinks.com!
Thank You... 
from our  Heartlinks to Yours

Thank you to Lea Shubert and Diana Cuddeback for their continued Snack Support.
Mr. James Voelker of Waterloo Illinois made a generous donation in  memory of Charlie Evans.