HSF proudly funds the only men's bereavement support group in the Northeast at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Adam Yoskowitz and fellow bereaved father Canaan Himmelbaum focused on an underrepresented population after loss: the father. This group, they felt, had often been overlooked in the aftermath of the loss with dads not being given the appropriate support they needed as they struggled to make sense of their position as both caretaker and grieving father. When suddenly faced with having to bear the weight of the life altering and monumental trauma of losing a child, it is common for fathers to feel the need to assume a tough exterior, delaying their own grieving process in efforts to protect their wives or significant others. It is exhausting to feel compelled to serve in this role of protector all of the time. In doing so, often times, men are not given an outlet where they can express their own vulnerability and process their wide range of emotions. Thus, bereaved fathers benefit greatly from the therapeutic space the men's support group provides. Here, fathers enter a safe haven in which they can speak openly about their losses as well as their everyday lives while building friendships in a relaxed, nonjudgemental and unassuming atmosphere. For more information of the men's support group please contact social worker Trudy Heerema at email@example.com.