Grieving Children Find Hope and Help with Pathfinders
Pathfinders: Support for Grieving Children, announces its Spring, 2013 Session, being held Mondays beginning March 4 and ending May 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Essex Street in Bangor. Please visit www.pathfindersmaine.org for location directions.
Pathfinders offers this ten-week session to provide grief support for children and their families or caregivers that are experiencing the death of a loved one. Adults who attend with children meet in their own groups. Teens and young adults can attend on their own as long as they have the consent of their caregiver.
Celebrating its 19th year, Pathfinders was founded by Maria Brountas and the late Barbara Eames. The program provides special bereavement support geared specifically for children beginning at age 4 through young adults. To help defray costs, there is a $50 fee per family with a limited number of scholarships available.
Volunteer facilitators are specially trained to meet the needs of grieving children and their adult caregivers. There is currently a critical need for more volunteers willing to assist with the adult groups. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Linda Boyle at 973-8269.
Pathfinders is a program of Bangor Area Visiting Nurses and part of EMHS. Through its members across the region, EMHS advocates on behalf of our communities with an integrated, tireless, and passionate voice. Member organizations share common values and work together to ensure the highest quality care is available to all.