NEW: Parenting Grieving Children Zooms

The KCGCF is now hosting bimonthly live, Zoom-based information sessions for parents and caregivers of grieving children. Learn about common grief reactions, healthy coping strategies, and ways to strengthen child and caregiver bonds in the face of loss. Zooms will be alternating Monday nights from 7:00-7:45 EST. Contact us using our contact form on the home page to register or to get more information.


  KCGCF Chosen for the Childhood Bereavement Changemakers Program

The KCGCF is honored to have been one of 30 centers nationally chosen for the Changemakers program. This program will allow participating organizations to build the knowledge and resources necessary to create efficient data processes to tell their story, identify service gaps, and target funding opportunities. Through a series of training workshops and custom technical assistance, Changemakers participants will grow their capacity for data collection and program evaluation through a 12-month process designed to address data and evaluation needs big and small.

            This is a huge and exciting opportunity for the KCGCF, starting in August 2022. It will connect us with valuable expertise, a cohort of top-notch children’s bereavement centers across the country, and advanced processes for tracking our program services and client outcomes.

Kentucky Gets a Camp Erin Site for Summer 2022

Camp Erin is an amazing opportunity for children with a death loss to connect to other children and teens. They receive grief support and also have a fun camp experience, all free of charge. Congratulations to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky for working to get Kentucky its own Camp Erin site for the summer of 2022! Camp will be at the Gasper River Retreat Center in Bowling Green on August 5-7. Space is limited so apply now! Call 270-926-7565 or email the KCGCF for an application.

Partnership with FCPS

The KCGCF was delighted to partner with Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) in a grant application to the Novo Foundation to support a program to create grief support groups and services for youth in court diversion. We are happy to announce that FCPS was selected for the grant funding and that grief support groups for these youth will start in the fall of 2022! We are very proud to be a partner on this grant and look forward to seeing these important services develop.