Who We Serve
Free, specialized grief support programs
Most people are unaware that 2.5% of the American population (8 million) experienced the death of an immediate family member last year; or, that 20% of our children will experience the loss of a loved one by the time they are 18. (Source: Journal of Death and Dying)
According to the U.S. government statistics, approximately 36% of the population is grieving now, or has grieved in the past for a husband, wife, parent, son, daughter, sibling, or friend. These numbers are consistent and will make up the population that we serve.
While we are NOT a crisis or counseling center, we offer free, specialized grief support programs based on Dr. Alan Wolfelt's "companioning model" for people of all ages who are grieving the death of a loved one. Our facilitated groups, overseen by a licensed professional counselor, bring people who have experienced a similar loss to find hope and healing through connection. The Center will also be a support and resource for any community group that helps grieving people.