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Golding cgc agency brochure 2010

  1. 1. Making a Difference In Memory Volunteer “The Center for Grieving Children is dedicated to Our Volunteers are Mary Hemmens Higgins, our most valuable who died May 2, 1986; to resource. The her daughter, Erin, and activities and to childhood and children contributions of over everywhere.” 125 volunteers each week support families Bill Hemmens, Founder, at a difficult and lonely 1945-1998 time. There are many volunteer opportunities at the Center: Contact Info Peer Support Group Facilitator* Office Support Events and other fund-raising activities Committee Members Board of Directors *All volunteers interested in group facilitation receive a comprehensive 30 hour training to prepare them to lead the groups. Provide Resources The Center for Grieving Children 555 Forest Avenue Although many of our services are free, the cost to Portland, ME 04101 run our programs is not. We count on donations of time, talent, resources, and financial support from (207) 775-5216 individuals, corporations, United Way and foundations. You can help by: Making a contribution Making a donation in honor or memory of a loved one Naming The Center in your will “The Center has been a Supporting our special events wonderful experience. It is just Sharing information about The Center with others magical what happens here.” Proudly supported by: To make a donation to The Center please call (207) 775-5216 or visit our website:
  2. 2. Our Mission Peer Support Groups Other Services The Center for Grieving Children’s mission Serve children and teens (ages 3-18) and their Confidential Phone Support is to provide loving support to grieving parents or primary caregivers and young adults children, their families and the community (ages 19-30) Educational Materials - articles, books, resources through peer support, outreach and and handouts education. Group activities include age appropriate sharing, artwork, creative play and games Referrals for families, educators, professionals Meet weekly Family & Community Support about grief and loss and how to help children with death and Our Philosophy Are Free of charge dying Led by trained volunteers School and Community Outreach: Education, crisis response, and training for schools, agencies, workplace, camps and the community on how to support children and teens experiencing loss. The Multicultural Peer Support Program: In collaboration with local schools, The Center offers this unique after school peer support experience Bereavement Peer Support: For children, teens and to children from war torn their families (also young adults) grieving the death of countries. someone close to them. The Peer Support Model is the foundation of our Tender Living Care: For children, teens, and their families programs and is grounded in the following principles: (also young adults) who are coping with a serious illness of a family member from the point of diagnosis. Training Grief is the natural response to change, loss and death for children as well as adults. Bereaved Parents Group: For all parents who are grieving the death of a child. Fall Institute: Training for people who want to bring peer support to their organization or community. Each Person has the ability to discover his or her Young Widows and Widowers Group: For people who unique path through the grief process. have experienced the death of spouse or partner. Spring Institute: Workshops on grief and loss, of interest to families and professionals Caring, acceptance and honoring the safe expression of feelings assist in the healing process Custom Designed Trainings: The Center staff and create connections. will design trainings for you at your site or ours - Trainings are available to the community including schools, religious organizations, civic groups, students, We honor the diverse cultural and spiritual beliefs professionals, hospice, camps and other grieving of all who come to The Center. centers.