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HOW WILL WE USE YOUR GIFT THIS YEAR?

To protect something highly unusual in today's world: free service for families. Free service, without time limits.


Sky-high bills and lost income are frequently among the results of illness and death. On a daily basis, the Center receives calls from families facing alarming financial challenges at the same time they're enduring painful loss and grief.

It costs the Center $2,500 to serve a family receiving peer support for a year. Yet we remain committed to free service -- to make sure there are no barriers when people need us.

  • We will provide peer support, outreach, and education to over 4,000 children and families as they discover their resilience recover their hope
  • We will provide immediate grief support by phone to more than 1,000 callers
  • We will train, supervise, and support at least 200 volunteers who will give the Center more than 20,000 donated hours of service
  • We will provide education and grief support -- sometimes in the immediate aftermath of a sudden death -- for an estimated 100 schools, businesses, and other organizations. 


Questions? Call (207) 775-5216 or email cgc@cgcmaine.org.


Donate

Because of people like you, the Center is here. 

Thanks to you, hundreds of children and adults won't be alone with the loss and pain of grief. They will find loving support at the Center for Grieving Children, because you have been kind enough to contribute to our work.

It’s hard to find effective, compassionate grief support for young people. And that’s scary. Because without the support they need, young people living with the loss of a parent or close caregiver, especially, are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression, have problems in school, abuse alcohol and drugs, and die by suicide.

For every seven children you may know, more than one faces the death of a parent, a brother, or a sister. The loss of a parent/primary caregiver threatens a child's safety. Unless young people get suitable grief support, they are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression, have problems in school, abuse alcohol and drugs, and die by suicide.

That's why your gift to the Center this year is essential.

You help children and adults discover their resilience, and recover hope.