Welcome

We are good people who have unintentionally harmed others, in tragedies occurring on the roads, around the home, at work, or at play. Most of us feel tremendous grief, guilt, and distress about our accidents. We wonder how we can ever get over this. We will forever remember those we unintentionally killed or injured, but over time we realize that our mistake or accident does not have to define us. We regain peace with ourselves and our world through compassion, accountability, community, and giving back.

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Welcome

We are good people who have unintentionally harmed others, in tragedies occurring on the roads, around the home, at work, or at play. Most of us feel tremendous grief, guilt, and distress about our accidents. We wonder how we can ever get over this. We will forever remember those we unintentionally killed or injured, but over time we realize that our mistake or accident does not have to define us. We regain peace with ourselves and our world through compassion, accountability, community, and giving back.

Our Team

Our Process

Resources

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You are Not Alone

You might feel all alone in your despair and grief, but you are not alone. Support is available right here. We are glad you found us.

Did you know that roughly 30,000 people per year in the U.S. alone unintentionally kill someone? Until now, too many have suffered alone, because they did not know how to find help or because they felt undeserving of support. But that is changing. The Hyacinth Fellowship brings together those of us who have unintentionally killed or seriously injured others so that we can learn from and support each other on our journey to peace.

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About Our Name

An ancient Greek myth tells us that the God Apollo, while playing sports, threw his discus across the field and accidentally hit his close friend Hyacinthus in the head. Despite his many powers, Apollo could not save Hyacinthus’s life. All he could do was hold him while he died. To honor Hyacinthus and to express his own remorse and sorrow, Apollo created a beautiful flower. We appreciate the beauty of the hyacinth even today.

Like Apollo, we grieve for those we unintentionally harmed. We cannot magically create a new flower. We can, however, follow Apollo’s example and find ways to honor our victims and express our own grief by making the world a better, more beautiful, and more caring place. In this we find our healing and peace. That’s why the hyacinth is our symbol.

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See All Blogs >

Join the Conversation: Comments From Our Community

If you are a CADI (someone who caused accidental death or injury), or if you are trying to help a CADI, you can find support and encouragement by sharing your...

A Letter to a Woman Whose Life I Accidentally Ended

A Guest Blog by Melissa Mannion. Dear Heather, I have started this letter a hundred times “Dear Heather,” but that is as far as I ever could get. What is...

The Taboo Grief of the Accidental Killer

A guest post by Lois Brown. Few people escape the sorrow of grief, and its causes are innumerable; the grief of those who have lost family members in terrorist attacks...

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