University of Nebraska Medical Center


HEARTS (Helping Each other Adapt and Recover in Times of Sorrow) is an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and students who are committed to building awareness of grief and offering supportive services for those who have experienced the death of an important person(s) in life.

Hope Bags

If a faculty or staff member is aware of a student dealing with a recent loss they can request a Hope Bag to give to the student. In the bag are various resources and items to help the student on their journey and let them know that UNMC cares. A HEARTS Champion will contact the student to arrange for the delivery of the bag within the next ten days. You will receive an email to acknowledge that the form has been received within two days.

To request a bag please fill out a Hope Bag Request form.  

Contact Us

Please contact Jessica Semin, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, with any questions at at jessica.semin@unmc.edu

If the student is in immediate need of support, please refer the student to UNMC CAPS and/or the UNMC Student CARE Team.