The mission statement of the Children’s Grief Center: “Providing a healing environment through peer support for children, teens and their families grieving a death.”
We at the Children’s Grief Center provide a safe and healing environment for children, teens and their families as they grieve the death of a parent, sibling, close family member or friend. We create an atmosphere that fosters healing through peer support and trained volunteers. The participants use art, dance, theatre, story telling and writing to express their feelings and share their experiences with each other. As they travel this journey together, they know they are not alone and feel supported. Grief is an individual and unique process and each person is encouraged to allow themselves to grieve in the manner they choose.
For more information or to volunteer or support the Center, contact us.
There are many wonderful local agencies and support systems that are successfully helping our youth heal during their grief. We are an additional, continuous support for them. We are not a substitute for therapy or counseling. We would like to be a central resource in the Great Lakes Bay Region for the bereavement and grief support agencies to use.