Mission Statement / Vision
The MISS Foundation, established in 1996 by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, is an international 501(c)3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.
We recognize that the death of a child at any age is one of life’s most tragic experiences;
We honor the sacredness of every member of the family;
We value integrity, kindness and respect in all we do;
We provide mindful, compassionate and respectful care of others and ourselves;
We embrace the commitment of lifelong care in the aftermath of a child’s death;
We foster a healing environment in which individuals, families and communities may, when ready, experience a sense of hope for the future;
We recognize the potential in human beings to emerge from their suffering, transformed, ready to help another.
We promote a non-medicalized, community-based approach to grief including equine therapy with rescue horses, eco therapies through retreats and activities in nature, and mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga.