WHERE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ARE EMPOWERED TO MEANINGFULLY
ENGAGE WITH THEIR GRIEF
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.
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 Now!
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.
Camp Hope Registration Open
Bluegrass Care Navigators Camp Hope is a free, one-day camp for children ages 6-17 (and their caregivers) who have experienced the death loss of someone significant in the past two years. It will be held in Beattyville, KY on Sept. 24. Learn more and register 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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The Kentucky Center for Grieving Children and Families
2333 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY 40504