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The BCW Tree House

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The BCW Tree House

  1. 1. TREEHOUSE Bereavement Center of Westchester Tomorrow looks brighter from here
  2. 2. “Anyone Old Enough To Love Is Old Enough To Grieve” -Alan Wolfet
  3. 3. TREEHOUSE The Tree House Here children and families who have lost loved ones can begin the healing process Here there are caring counselors, volunteers and professionals who have the experience and training to support and create a safe place for grieving families Here tomorrow starts to look more hopeful, brighter and better
  4. 4. ‣  Since 1995 The Tree House, a cornerstone of the Bereavement Center of Westchester, has provided a safe place for children who are grieving the loss of a parent or sibling. The Tree House was one of the first grief centers in the US created solely for children and their families. ‣  Children at the Tree House participate in small peer to peer support groups where each child can share their story. In this open, safe environment families can move through the pain of grieve towards hope, healing and happiness ‣  The BCW Tree House is a vital part of New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and its LCHS outreach to the Westchester Community. Its programs are 100% donor funded and are provided at no cost WHOWEARE
  5. 5. ‣  Peer to peer support for children between the ages of 4 & 18. Innovative art, music and games, are all a part of the Tree House healing process. Meals are shared and deep friendships are formed ‣  Parents and caregivers work with professionals who help them raise children that are grieving ‣  Have developed in-depth training for over 500 support volunteers ‣  In 2017 over 165 families participated in Tree House programs throughout Westchester ‣  Support groups are provided for College students during school break. WHATWEDO
  6. 6. SCHOOLOUTREACH ‣  Provide Westchester’s only school-based, onsite grief counseling in times of loss, crisis and tragedy ‣  Provide hundreds of grief counseling presentations for teachers, counselors and parents in the Westchester Community ‣  Lead and develop grief counseling materials, training kits and consultations for organizations, school and communities ‣  Train students, teachers, counselors and parents to be leaders and sources of support and strenght in times of crisis and loss
  7. 7. “The Tree House is something you start but never walk away from. It has perpetual staying power” What we like to hear ”I am only able to share my real feelings at the Tree House” “When someone dies you love them still and they still love you” “I love meeting other kids like me” “At the Tree House I feel accepted, cared for and safe”
  8. 8. OURMESSAGE
  9. 9. UNDERSTANDING FOUND HEREThe Tree House is a very special place where kids and families get support, comfort, knowledge and guidance after losing a sibling or parent. Children 4 to 18 share their stories through peer support groups. Adults focus on the needs and challenges of raising bereaving children. The Tree House is entirely funded by donations and grants. No family is charged for our services. Here is where hope and healing begin. TREEHOUSE Bereavement Center of Westchester TOMORROW LOOKS BRIGHTER FROM HERE
  10. 10. ANSWERS FOUND HEREThe Tree House is a very special place where kids and families get support, comfort, knowledge and guidance after losing a sibling or parent. Children 4 to 18 share their stories through peer support groups. Adults focus on the needs and challenges of raising bereaving children. The Tree House is entirely funded by donations and grants. No family is charged for our services. Here is where hope and healing begin. TREEHOUSE Bereavement Center of Westchester TOMORROW LOOKS BRIGHTER FROM HERE
  11. 11. SMILES RETURN HEREThe Tree House is a very special place where kids and families get support, comfort, knowledge and guidance after losing a sibling or parent. Children 4 to 18 share their stories through peer support groups. Adults focus on the needs and challenges of raising bereaving children. The Tree House is entirely funded by donations and grants. No family is charged for our services. Here is where hope and healing begin. TREEHOUSE Bereavement Center of Westchester TOMORROW LOOKS BRIGHTER FROM HERE
  12. 12. SENSE MADE HEREThe Tree House is a very special place where kids and families get support, comfort, knowledge and guidance after losing a sibling or parent. Children 4 to 18 share their stories through peer support groups. Adults focus on the needs and challenges of raising bereaving children. The Tree House is entirely funded by donations and grants. No family is charged for our services. Here is where hope and healing begin. TREEHOUSE Bereavement Center of Westchester TOMORROW LOOKS BRIGHTER FROM HERE
  13. 13. PIECES PICKED UP HEREThe Tree House is a very special place where kids and families get support, comfort, knowledge and guidance after losing a sibling or parent. Children 4 to 18 share their stories through peer support groups. Adults focus on the needs and challenges of raising bereaving children. The Tree House is entirely funded by donations and grants. No family is charged for our services. Here is where hope and healing begin. TREEHOUSE Bereavement Center of Westchester TOMORROW LOOKS BRIGHTER FROM HERE
  14. 14. A Night of Beautiful Tomorrows Come join us for a special evening of glitz, glamour and giving. Fashion trends, beauty consultations, makeovers and more will make this a night to remember and help make tomorrow better for the children and families of the Tree House. Where: The Bronxville Field Club When: March 30,2017 Ticket Donation: $275 TREEHOUSE Bereavement Center of Westchester TOMORROW LOOKS BRIGHTER FROM HERE
  15. 15. TREEHOUSE Bereavement Center of Westchester Tomorrow looks brighter from here

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