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About Us:

Heroes of the Heart is a nonprofit organization founded by Joshua Gagne. At 8-years-old, Josh's father was admitted into the hospital for a gallbladder surgery. Unfortunately, it was too late and blood clots had begun forming in his lungs and eventually spread to his brain. Josh's father never made it home, he died from a brain aneurism. Two years later, tragedy struck again and Josh's mother died from a genetic disease called, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Due to the death of both of his parents, Josh suffered from complicated grief throughout his childhood and most of his adulthood. He searched for ways to cope with his grief and discovered that peer support reduced his feelings of isolation. With the help of his girlfriend, who experienced the death of her cousin from a tragic accident, he formed Heroes of the Heart, inc to provide free grief support services to residents of Maine. 


The organization serves the community by offering a safe, loving, and supportive environment for individuals to share their grief with others who understand. Through peer support groups, we reduce isolation by providing validation, empathy, compassion, and a full understanding of grief. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our "Services Offered" page. 


Heroes of the Heart relies heavily on volunteers who dedicate their time to giving others support and compassion in their time of grief. Various donations from local vendors, businesses, and residents give the organization the opportunity to reach out to the community and offer free support. For more information on how you can make a donation or volunteer, visit our "How You Can Be A Hero" page.


Our Mission:

To provide a safe and supportive environment for grieving adults across Maine!

 

Our Vision:

To provide supportive care through interactive sessions, in which people can join freely, share without judgment, and grow into facilitating their own grief support services! 


Join - Share - Grow

Our Recent Work

Our Team Members

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Heroes of the Heart Introduction

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Heroes of the Heart

9 Saint Marys St #201

Biddeford, Maine 04005

Telephone: (207) 590-9121

1 (800) 123-1234