The board is focused on providing grief support for children, teens, and adults experiencing the death of a loved one. Believing that no one should have to grieve alone, all services provided will be free of charge.
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. (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.
1 in 5 children (20%) will experience the death of someone close to them (family or friend) by the time they are 18 (Editor, Journal of Death and Dying).
IN ADDITION TO SUPPORTING THE BEREAVED
The Center will also be a support and resource for any community group that helps grieving people.