On Friday 30th June we will hold a Coffee Day here in St. Augustine’s for the Children’s Grief Centre. This service has helped in the region of 1,000 children affected by loss through death, separation or divorce. Sr. Helen Culhane, a native of Croom, Co Limerick, founded the Children’s Grief Project in 2009.
With a fantastic support group of interested individuals with backgrounds in social work, general practice, psychiatry, and education they provide support to children and young people, affected by loss through death, separation or divorce. The Centre provides a space and place for children to explore their experiences of loss associated with bereavement and parental separation. It provides a safe, non-judgmental environment where grieving children and teenagers can express what they feel and learn that they are not alone. In addition, the Centre strives to raise awareness in the community about grieving as an important part of life that is essential to an individual’s on-going growth and development.
The Children’s Grief Centre provides a place where children and young people can come to begin the process of healing with the support of friends, families and trained volunteers. The service is located in Westbourne, Ashbourne Avenue, SCR, Limerick. All services are offered free of charge to children and young people and are available for as long as they need them. At the moment they have 80 young people on their waiting list and the wait is 5-6 months. They are always in need of financial support to continue their good work so your support for this coffee day would be greatly appreciated.
More information can be found at https://www.childrensgriefcentre.ie/ or you can contact the centre by phone on 087 985 1733 or on 061 224 627