Thursday, May 30, 2013

Grief Resources for Widowed Parents

With summer upon us, have you considered finding a "grief camp" for your children to attend?
Often, your local hospice will sponsor such a thing. Exclusively Christian grief camps for kids are rare, so prayerfully consider what's available in your community. Children might not seem like they need any help---yet. But if you can help equip them now for later on when they're ready to deal with it, you'll be a step ahead.

Grief Camps:

Camp Erin by the Moyer Foundation.

Comfort Zone Camp camps are in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia
 
Other resources for grieving children:

National Alliance for Grieving Children Many articles about grieving children, and a map you can click on for help your area.

New York Life Foundation This website link goes directly to the children's page, but has lots of other help too

Hello Grief  I've set up this link to the Hello Grief page of state-by-state resources. Find your state, click on it to discover the available programs.

Olivia's House in York, PA mentioned in Renee's comment below


NEWS FLASH! There are some Christian grief camps!
Blogger friend Candy at Reflections From My Porch Swing sent me links to these Christian grief camps. Thank you Candy!

http://www.campagapetexas.org/







Sad Child - Portrait by George Hodan

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2 comments:

  1. I don't know if there are any local grief camps for children in my area, but I do know about a program called Olivia's House in York, Pa. that has a wonderful program for grieving children. Their surviving parents are ministered to in an adult support group while their children attend the weekly program. I have heard nothing but good things about this program if any of your readers live in this part of Pennsylvania.

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  2. Thank you for the tip on Olivia's House, Renee. I'll see if I can find a website for them to add to this post. This is a win-win situation with you adding your valuable comments, and each comment giving you an extra entry for our drawing. :)

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