Posted 18 Mar 2020
Dear Friends & Supporters
The safety, health, and well-being of the children and their families who attend the Children’s Grief Centre is our highest priority, and we also believe it is critical to do our part in the global effort to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
We have taken steps as an organization to minimize the risk of transmission between the grieving families we serve, our dedicated volunteers, and our staff. We made the decision to close the Children’s Grief Centre in March and all scheduled appointments have regrettably been cancelled. We are reviewing the situation in line with government recommendation’s and will be in contact with you when we have more information regarding your appointment.
We are striving to keep our office open remotely should you or anyone in your life need our resources and support. Grieving children and teens may be particularly vulnerable to anxiety and worry during times of uncertainty. For advice and guidelines on how to support children during this time, please go to the National Association of School Psychologists (US)’s website @ http://bit.ly/3daU6Xy
You can find Children’s Grief Centre information online at www.childrensgriefcentre.ie or on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We have added some Covid-19 related resources to our website.
Our Board of Directors is actively discussing all possible outcomes and we will update via our social media platforms as more information becomes available. Many of our upcoming fundraising events have been cancelled but we do hope these may be re-scheduled at a later date.
We are so grateful for each and every one of our supporters. Our community has brought the Children’s Grief Centre through adversity in the past and we know that we can count on you in the future. What we have learned from our 10 years of experience serving grieving families is that the power of holding a safe space for difficult experiences and feelings can bring about transformation.
During these uncertain times, please know that the Children’s Grief Centre staff and resources are just a phone call away. As always, the Children’s Grief Centre will be here in the aftermath of this pandemic to provide hope and healing to children and young people impacted by grief and loss.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the grieving children and families here at The Children’s Grief Centre. If you have any questions or concerns – or want to connect in any way – I can be reached at 087 985 1733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff, volunteers & the Board of Management
The Children’s Grief Centre