One On One Grief Therapy For Children
In conjunction with the Barr-Harris organization we established two grief centers (Deerfield and Evanston) staffed with professional clinicians. While these centers are open to anyone, the majority of our cases involve families with financial need. We accept whatever they can pay, which in many cases, consists of spare change or dollar bills. In fact over 70% of all patients pay less than $10 per visit. Our centers have handled nearly 1,000 sessions and unfortunately the numbers are growing as the community becomes aware of us.
Deerfield Grief Center
Evanston Grief Center
The Eluna Resource Center
Looking for important grief resources to help a child, friend or family member? We are proud to partner with The Eluna Resource Center to make this easy for you.
Focused on continuing and expanding their support of children and families faced with challenging experiences, Eluna launched a comprehensive online library of carefully curated tools: The Resource Center. Its straightforward design makes it easy to search for articles, videos, activities, and referrals to programs in your area. The Resource Center explores grief, addiction, bullying, suicide, mindfulness, mental health, and much more. In addition to the online library, Eluna offers personalized recommendations and referrals to anyone who reaches out by email or phone.
The Lauri S Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss is proud to support the expansion of this important resource. Visit the Eluna Resource Center to find help that reflects the individual needs of every family and child in need of support.
We sponsor, through Willow House, a school outreach program. They host seminars and workshops for teachers, administrators and social workers to help prepare them in advance of a loss so they are better equipped to respond to the emotional needs of grieving students. Unfortunately, these skills are called on all too often including last year when, tragically, a number of teens in our community committed suicide.
We fund several specialized camp programs for children that have experienced the death of a parent or sibling – most from financially challenged circumstances. In addition to having access to trained grief counselors they also benefit by sharing their experiences with other children going through similar situations.