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1280 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108

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.
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Emerging Adults Counseling

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 emerging adults 19-26 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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Our Hero mentorship program combines one-on-one mentorship with clinical therapy to build resilience in effort of suicide prevention!


Service Member, Veteran, and First Responder Support

You have spent your career in the service to others, now its your turn. We offer pro-bono mental health counseling services and peer support.

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Teen Group Therapy

Our teen group therapy is led by one of our Marshmallow's licensed therapists.

We utilize a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach, as this is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal ideations.

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.


Family Peer Support

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.

Through one-on-one mentoring, group meetings, workshops, or online forums, they empower families to improve coping skills, enhance communication, and build resilience.

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.

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.

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Client Testimonials

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