They offer on-going support groups, free of charge, for children ages 3 to young adult (20+) who have experienced the death of any loved one and their caregivers. These support groups are offered at two sites and are held every other week. Families may participate for as little or as long as they deem necessary. An adult must call the number listed above (or visit the website) to speak with a representative at Brooke’s Place to register for the group and to find out the location and time information. Occasionally, Brooke’s Place offers social activities for the participants in the support groups.
“My Grief is in Bursts! Understanding and Supporting Grieving Children and Teens”
(8:30 am – 3:30 pm workshop)
5.5 continuing education hours
Friday, September 12th, 2014
Friday, November 14th, 2014
St. Francis Hospice
Ph: 317-862-2092 (Contact person: any Chaplain available)
Caterpillar Kids: They offer education and support for children ages 5 to 12 who have experienced the death of a loved one. There is a free support group that meets for 6 weeks and is offered various times through the year. Registration is required. For more information or to register, an individual can call the number listed above.
Camp Healing Tree
Offered cooperatively by several hospitals, this program is a weekend camp held in late August every year for children ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. For more information, an individual can call any of the people listed below:
St. Francis Hospice: Roberta White, Ph: 317-865-2092
Americare Hospice: John Young, Ph: 317-736-0055
Brooke’s Place: Ph: 317-705-9650
Vista Care: Rick Shaw, Ph: 317-788-0300