WHERE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ARE EMPOWERED TO MEANINGFULLY
ENGAGE WITH THEIR GRIEF
MISSION STATEMENT

The Kentucky Center for Grieving Children and Families supports children, youth, and families as they grieve and grow.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Grief is a natural response to loss. We provide safe and caring spaces where children can connect and discover their own path towards healing.

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KENTUCKY'S NEED

Kentucky’s children need dramatically increased availability and access to child and family-specific grief support services. The numbers are telling:

  • 1 in 10 Kentucky children experience the death of a parent, caregiver, or sibling by age 18 (national average is 1 in 14)

  • Kentucky ranks #5 in the nation for childhood bereavement rates

  • Nationally, Covid-19 will increase youth bereavement between 17-30%, with children of color being disproportionately impacted

OUR LATEST NEWS

Free Grief Support Groups for Children and Teens Starting October 20!

The KCGCF will now be offering grief support groups for children ages 4-18 (and their caregivers) who have had a death loss. Groups will meet every other Thursday night from 6:15-7:30 at Tates Creek Christian Church in Lexington (3150 Tates Creek Road). Family Fun nights will also be offered for families registered for groups. Join us to begin your family's healing journey in a safe and supportive environment. Contact us to sign up for the groups.

Online Teen Grief Group

Registration for Peer Healing groups is now open! Peer Healing is a teen-led grief support group for teens 13-18 that will meet for one hour on Tuesday nights for 7 weeks, starting October 11. Games, conversation, and connection will help teens who have experienced a death loss find a healing space and skills that will help them as they navigate their new normal. Learn more about our Peer Healing groups here.

KCGCF Chosen as a Childhood Bereavement Changemaker!

We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of 30 children's bereavement organizations in the country for this national program. See our News page for more information on this exciting vote of confidence in the work of the KCGCF.

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Tel. 859-813-2759

Email: kychildrengrieve@gmail.com

The Kentucky Center for Grieving Children and Families 

2333 Alexandria Drive

Lexington, KY 40504

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