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.

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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

Sign Up Now for Teen Virtual Support Group

The KCGCF will run a free, 7 week zoom-based evening grief support group for teens aged 13-18, starting the week of July 11. Contact us to learn more and sign up for the group.

Kentucky Gets a Camp Erin Site!

Camp Erin is a weekend, overnight camp for children who have experienced the death loss of someone significant. It will be August 5-7, 2022 at the Gasper River Retreat Center in Bowling Green. There is no cost for campers. Space is limited so apply soon! Call Hospice of Western Kentucky at 270-926-7565 or email the KCGCF at the address below for a copy of the application. Learn more about Camp Erin here.

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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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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