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Lighthouse for Grieving Children and Families

Community Benefit, Social Service


At Lighthouse, No Child Grieves Alone

For families who are grieving a death, the loss is life-changing, the implications far reaching. Lighthouse offers children, youth, and their families a place to receive free grief support and to connect with others on a similar journey.

Groups are held in a welcoming, home-like environment, and online groups are available for anyone who cannot attend in-person. Lighthouse groups are ongoing and open-ended so families can stay for as long as they need, to actively explore their grief in their own time.

Lighthouse does not receive government funding so we rely on donations, sponsorship, and fundraising events, to help ensure that our grief support services remain free for families who need them.

Our Impact

Creating Communities of Caring

Each year, Lighthouse supports over 300 children, youth, and their families as they navigate their grief after a life-altering loss of a parent or sibling. The support they receive at Lighthouse helps them to move forward with hope, knowing that they are connected and are not alone.

In addition to grief support groups, Lighthouse also provides:
  • Education & Training – presentations are offered to corporations, school boards, medical professionals, other agencies and faith communities.
  • Annual Grief Symposium – grief and bereavement workshops provide a forum to learn and collaborate with other professionals.
  • Grief Resources – a lending library of grief-related books is available, and informative tip sheets and articles can be found on our website.
  • Multicultural Outreach – we’re focused on providing accessible and equitable support to grieving children through all demographics.

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Investing in the future of Lighthouse, is an investment in the emotional and mental well-being of children and youth for years to come.

Your gift will enable us to provide free grief support that will allow our participants the opportunity to hope for a brighter future, and to create a compassionate community around grieving children, youth, and their families.



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