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Hospice Care Network’s Fay J. Lindner Foundation Hope and Healing Center provides a safe, supportive environment providing children and families support and education as they navigate their way through grief.
Hospice Care Network’s annual one day children’s bereavement camp offers a special experience for bereavement group graduates. The day offers children between the ages of four and fourteen, a unique opportunity to reconnect and continue to recognize they are not alone in their grief.
Through creative writing, drama, puppetry and the utilization of clay, paint, glitter and an array of other artistic tools coupled with imagination, HCN empowers the children to tap into a language that is both natural and therapeutic. Together they come to better understand and express their individual grief feelings.
Tiny Hearts, High Hopes and Teens Together are age specific support groups that offer children a safe place to begin to explore and reconcile their grief feelings. Facilitated by licensed clinicians, these eight week “clubs” embody a full circle of care offering children the tools they need to support them through their grief.
Through community programs, outreach to schools, specialized workshops and targeted publications, HCN embraces the concept “it takes a village”. Assuming a collaborative approach, HCN’s professionals and specially trained volunteers provide insight and awareness into the complexities of grief offering support and guidance to those in need.
Recognizing the importance of offering adult services simultaneously with our children’s groups, the Buddy Program provides childcare services for younger siblings allowing parents and guardians the opportunity to attend a Parent Rap group. Our specially trained volunteers engage the children in story telling, game playing, arts and crafts and homework help so parents can receive support from one another.
Recognizing that grief is a process, HCN invites bereavement group graduates to reconnect with old friends and make new friends as they continue their journey through grief. With new activities planned each month, participants laugh, share and celebrate one another.