Bernie's Buddies helps kids and youth live more fully after a death loss through peer support workshops.
HOW WE HELP GRIEVING CHILDREN AND YOUTH
1 in 5 children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18.
(Kenneth Doka, Editor of OMEGA, Journal of Death and Dying)
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Bernie's Buddies provides an integrated workshop peer support model where kids living with a loss can interact and share with each other while engaging in unique activities available at each session:
a therapy dog visit,
yoga movement and relaxation techniques, and
creative grief conversation.
Families often experience financial challenges from a death loss, which can leave them unable to access resources.
Through the generous support of donors and volunteers, our programs are available at no cost.
Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.
- Anne Roiphe