Children's Grief Support Program Is Accepting Applications

Jan. 27, 2014


77% of America's children live in families shaped by loss from death, divorce, separation, and abandonment.

Children who experience trauma and grief are at an increased risk for mental health problems, impaired educational attainment, suicide, poor physical health.

Fortunately, in Waukesha County, our children have a place to go. Healing Hearts of Waukesha County provides a peer-to-peer grief support program for children, teens and adults. Healing Hearts serves participants who are grieving the loss of loved ones due to death, divorce, abandonment, separation, military deployment, incarceration or immigration. Meeting in a confidential setting, participants are guided by trained volunteers to work through the grieving process with others experiencing similar losses. The goals of the program are to break the isolation of grief; honor the loss and the feelings associated with loss; develop coping skills with the support of peers to deal with challenges associated with loss; integrate the loss into one’s life and foster a sense of hope. The program is free to all participants., and free childcare is offered for children younger than age 4.

The Spring session begins Monday, February 17 and continues through Monday, May 12, 2014. Meetings run from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. and are held at 121 Wisconsin Avenue in Waukesha.

If you know of a family who could benefit from this program, please contact Healing Hearts at info.hhwc@gmail.com or call 262-751-0874 or visit our website at www.healingheartsofwaukeshaco.org for more information.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Water talks flow back into Waukesha 2/7

» Waukesha man with criminal past accused of child abuse, drug possession Updated:  2/5

» Woman, 23, identified in fatal crash in Waukesha 2/5

» Woman hit, killed by car at 164 and Sunset 2/5

» Carroll University receives $1 million donation for research laboratory off campus 2/4

» Study considers what's driving downtown Waukesha Updated:  2/4

» Waukesha Police Report: Feb. 4, 2016 issue 2/4

» Waukesha's robotics team would receive funding boost from Rep. Adam Neylon's proposed bill 2/3

» Waukesha North's Marquis Carter returns from injury, puts Northstars in title contention 2/2

» Interactive: Panel once again holds fate of ex-Waukesha Fire Chief Jesse Alba Updated:  2/2

» Lares Fashion & Western Wear building in downtown Waukesha up for sale 2/1

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 2/1

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in January 2/1

» Waukesha's Community Development Department holding neighborhood downtown meetings 1/29

» Church leader pleads guilty to using app for child sex in Waukesha Updated:  1/29

» Waukesha collecting old electronics Saturday 1/28

» Richfield man charged in hotel domestic incident that injured Waukesha cops 1/28

» Waukesha Police Report: Jan. 28, 2016 issue 1/28

» Former Waukesha Fire Chief Jesse Alba's hearing to regain job underway 1/27

» Couple avoids jail time but loses chinchillas from Waukesha home 1/27

» La Casa de Esperanza's charter school presents expansion plans 1/27

» Timeline: Jesse Alba resumes fight to regain Waukesha fire chief position Updated:  1/27

» Charges still pending for man who injured officers at Waukesha hotel 1/26

» Latin American eatery opts to fill old Cafe De Arts site in Waukesha Updated:  1/26

» Dennis Bussen named Waukesha South's interim principal 1/25

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement

What's Happening NOW

WaukeshaNOW.com and the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau are teaming up to provide you with an online calendar of community events and attractions. E-mail us to learn how to submit an event.