Children experiencing grief and crisis are invited to attend Rainbows, a free support group just for kids. Children experience grief like adults but need their own time and space to process it. “Rainbows is the largest international children’s charity dedicated solely to helping youth successfully navigate the very difficult grief process. ”Every day, children are touched by emotional suffering caused by a death, divorce, deployment of a family member, incarceration of a loved one, or any of a multitude of
— 10 year old participant*
significant event traumas including natural or manmade disasters. “Children need guidance and compassion to prevent a loss event from literally defining their lives through later destructive choices.” In fact, research proves that unresolved grief leaves kids vulnerable to major at-risk behaviors. Since our founding in 1983, over 2.6 million children and teens throughout 50 United States and 17 other countries have been helped and supported by Rainbows programs.” With games, journals, and interactive elements just for them, children can begin to heal. For more info on this program, please contact the staff.