About Healing Our Hearts

Our Mission And Vision

Mission Statement

Healing Our Hearts is focused on removing the misconception related to loss by creating healing conversations around the cycle of life while acknowledging the emotions and feelings associated with bereavement. We want to increase awareness and understanding surrounding grief and loss while supporting those who seek to mend their hearts. By removing the stigma and misconception about grief, Healing Our Hearts will help create a more sympathetic world that recognizes “that time doesn’t always heal “and that no one just gets over” the loss of a loved one.

Our Mission

To support the grieving families by offering a safe space for families to discuss their loss, connect, and mend while celebrating the life of their loved one without worry.  Our commitment is to provide a culturally appropriate understanding of grief and loss centered around black and brown bodies.  We strive to increase awareness and understanding of grief and loss while supporting those who seek to mend their hearts. 

Our Vision

Healing Our Hearts is a community-based grief support organization that focuses on providing support and education to families who have experienced a loss and/or other
complex conditions.

Felica’s Experience

Felica Turner-Walton knows the power of presence. She made it her mission to be there for others after going through her own personal journey with loss. Attending multiple support groups, Felica noticed that there weren’t any groups that offered support aimed to handle multiple different experiences that Black people had as related to loss.

After the passing of her 4-month-old son, Zaire, Felica’s life changed forever. “Lots of people don’t know what to say to someone who experiences a major loss,” says Felica. “It’s so important to have support. We often spend more time at work than at home, so your coworkers should know how to support you. When we walk into a medical facility the care and support should look the same as any other family that has experienced loss. The experience shouldn’t be different.” 

Healing Our Hearts is focused on removing the misconception related to loss by creating healing conversations around the cycle of life while acknowledging the emotions and feelings associated with bereavement. We want to increase awareness and understanding surrounding grief and loss while supporting those who seek to mend their hearts. By removing the stigma and misconception about grief, Healing Our Hearts will help create a more sympathetic world that recognizes “that time doesn’t always heal  “and that no one just gets over” the loss of a loved one.

Grieving her son has made Felica realize how important it is to pursue what matters most, even if it means stepping into the unknown. “Go for it, step up and step out,” she says. “The only thing stopping you is putting the next foot forward.”

Our Team

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Board of Directors

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Community Advisory Board (CAB)

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Felica Walton

Founder of Healing Our Hearts

fwalton@healingourhearts.net

Testimonials

“I have been working with Felica and we have built a strong foundation around the loss and resurrection of my angel baby boy Kairo ! I appreciate Felica’s sincere approach and professionalism that opened many healing techniques to assist with my healing process and to uplift others. This amazing opportunity has allowed a sense of life after death to exist! Stay beautifully blessed still blessed with my babies on my chest! Thank you Healing Our Hearts!”

 

Tatiana C.
Wisconsin

“I’m grateful for the work that Healing Our Hearts does, because after the passing of My little Cousin Ashley S., I felt so many emotions, that I had no control over, being angry, hurt, helpless etc. to the point the grief attempted to control my daily being, No one around me knew how to comfort me, I cried daily, I eventually turned to Felica of Healing Our Hearts, because I needed a outlet, I shared with her, everything I had been feeling and experiencing, and for the first time in weeks, I was able to have a break through, I know I will have my moments, but I’m thankful that if they become unbearable, I can depend on Healing Our Hearts to be there.”

 

Latia W.
Madison, Wisconsin

“My Angel Princeton gained his wings May 21, 2016. The day I lost my son Felica was connected to me and my family. She has stood in my corner every since then. Felica and HOH means the world to me and my family, dealing with her loss of her son she supported and helped me process my pain and broken heart. The Grief Support Group has helped me with grieving and taking steps to process it along with my everyday living. I wouldn’t know what to do without Felica and her HOH because it taught me that I’m not alone and I don’t have to deal with this hurtful pain by myself.”

 

Sharmora P.
Madison, Wisconsin

Partnerships