Kids' Haven Lynchburg

A Center for Grieving Children

 
 
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We serve grieving children and their families through support and education.

The foundation of Kids' Haven's philosophy is built on the beliefs that grief is a natural reaction to the death of a loved one; within each person is the capacity to heal; caring and acceptance assist the healing process; each person grieves in his/her own way and in his/her own time; and sharing with others in a safe and supportive environment allows children to learn about grief and to participate fully in their own journey to recovery.

 

1 in 17 children

1 in 17 children in the state of Virginia will experience the loss of a parent or sibling by the age of 18.

4.8 million children

4.8 million children across the United States will experience the loss of a parent or sibling by the age of 18.

 
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Ways we provide support

Group Night

During group night, children participate in age-appropriate activities and conversations that engage them with their own grieving process.

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School Groups

School groups provide grief support for children during the school day. Groups are run by our trained facilitators under the supervision of the school counselor.

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Family Nights

We participate in activities as a larger group focused around a theme or skill that supports the child as they encounter new challenges in their grief process.

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Resource Library

We have a range of materials that we can provide to support the family’s journey including a comprehensive lending library.

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Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.
— Earl Grollman