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1628 Temple Lane Rockford IL 61112

Marshmallow's Hope

Be a Hero in Someone's Life

Welcome to Marshmallow's Hope, where compassionate care is our commitment.

Our Services

We are here to support you. Check out our services below.
Intensive-Outpatient-Program

Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP) is a structured mental health treatment offering more support than traditional outpatient therapy but less than inpatient care.
Typically recommended for those needing more than weekly therapy but not 24-hour supervision.
IOP involves multiple therapy sessions weekly, encompassing individual and group therapy, psycho-education, and tailored activities in a structured environment while maintaining daily life.
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Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

Our Hero mentorship program combines one-on-one mentorship with clinical therapy to build resilience in effort of suicide prevention!
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Family-Peer-Support

Parent Education

Family peer support involves individuals with firsthand experience supporting families dealing with mental health, substance abuse, or behavioral challenges. These individuals, known as family peer support specialists or family advocates, offer empathy, guidance, and practical advice based on their shared experiences.
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Teen Group Therapy

We understand that emerging into adulthood can be very difficult and want to offer you support.
We offer pro bono one-on-one counseling services for teens 12-18 years old living with mental/emotional illnesses such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideations and victims of child abuse.

Survivors Therapy

Suicide Survivor Therapy

We offer probono grief counseling services and peer support to suicide survivors.

We understand your pain and want to help you process this difficult and traumatic loss.
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Group Survivors Therapy

Suicide Survivor Group Therapy

We understand the devastation, pain, and trauma of losing a loved one to suicide. Our survivor group therapy is led by one of our Marshmallow's licensed therapists to offer you grief therapy and support.

And many more…check out the services menu for a comprehensive list of our Free Services. 

Our Mission Statement

We are the voice for those who feel they don’t have one.

We believe the power of compassion, connection, and hope will aid in the creation of bonds that will empower those we serve to build trust, overcome challenges, and create pathways to perseverance.

We aim for a unifying approach on prioritizing mental health, delivering education, and eradicating cultural stigmas.

We strive to prevent suicide by eliminating access barriers to care, facilitating mentorship programs, and connecting our clients to a comprehensive offering of support groups through our community partners – and providing graceful postvention support accepting those on their path to resilience.

Marshmallows Hope - Zachary

Client Testimonials

Becky Schneider
Becky Schneider
April 24, 2024
Marshmallow’s Hope has been incredibly caring and supportive on such a personal level since my son's suicide attempt. After two weeks in the hospital recovering from his attempt, I felt so alone the night I brought my son home. We were alone, just my son and I. I was so afraid to let him out of my sight. I didn't want him to shut his bedroom door. I didn't know if I could let myself go to sleep due to the fear of my son making another attempt. My son was on a roller coaster of emotions and restless. He wanted to be alone...I didn't want to leave him alone. I didn't know what to do that first night home from the hospital. I remembered a friend had sent me a link to Marshmallow’s Hope while I was at the hospital praying my son would survive. It was 11p.m. when I called Marshmallow’s Hope. I left a voice mail explaining how helpless I was feeling. I thought I was leaving that message on an office phone and someone would get back to me the next day. Turns out I left that message on Laura Kane's personal cellphone. She called me back in less than 5 minutes. Laura instructed me on what I could do to keep my son safe. She answered my questions and gave such amazing support over the phone that I was able to rest that night. Laura continued to follow up with us and hasn't left our side since that first phone call. Marshmallow’s Hope is small organization with a HUGE heart doing so much good in the community.
elizabeth lund
elizabeth lund
April 22, 2024
Marshmallow's HOPE Nonprofit has been amazing for us. They help out so many people in the community and have gone above and beyond for our family. Laura Gabriela Kane who is the founder of this amazing organization has shown such care and love towards our son and reached out in many ways to help us all. She had given hope and encouragement when I could find none. There is nothing I can do to repay her for what she has done for all of us. This organization is a beacon of hope to those who suffer from mental illness and the families as well affected by it. Thankyou again for giving us hope and helping through a real dark time in our lives.
Joshua
Joshua
April 22, 2024
Marshmallow Hope has been a blessing to my son and family. Great group of people who are very caring,compassionate, and always there to listen.
Jillian Diederich
Jillian Diederich
April 21, 2024
After a catastrophic accident, hurting my son and Grandson badly. Marshmallows HOPE helped them both . It's been so much more than counseling. They have been there through so many things with them. We appreciate Laura , Mary , Paula and Robert more than we can express. Also her incredible board. Thank you so much.
Alissa Dunn
Alissa Dunn
April 21, 2024
This nonprofit organization honestly saved my life.. I don’t know where I would be today without marshmallow hope!! Laura is a wonderful person to work with and she honestly helped me find myself
Leticia Alhourani
Leticia Alhourani
March 10, 2021
Marshmallow’s Hope is a wonderful organization and the founder, Laura Gabriela Kane, is an amazing woman with the kindest heart. She makes the world a better place with her acts of kindness.
Calissa Chappell
Calissa Chappell
March 9, 2021
i have had many struggles within my friends and family and the owner of this organization has stepped up to take time and help them and make them better. :) wonderful organization and i hope it helps more and more people
Erin Kuberski
Erin Kuberski
December 22, 2020
Beyond amazing place and person behind this organization , I couldn't be more grateful for the help I just received. From one mother to another I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart , not only did you make my kids Christmas better this year , I got to meet and talk to a very loving caring person , the world needs more people like you.

Our Supporters

“At Marshmallows Hope, our vital work in mental health counseling, suicide prevention, and survivors therapy is made possible by the generous support of our dedicated funders. Through their compassion and commitment to the well-being of our community, we have been able to offer crucial services to those in need, providing a beacon of hope in times of darkness. Their unwavering belief in our mission empowers us to continue our efforts in destigmatizing mental health issues, offering support to those struggling, and fostering resilience in survivors. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of our funders for their invaluable contributions, as together, we strive to build a future where mental health is prioritized and every individual feels heard, supported, and valued.” – Laura Kane