A Time of Sharing
There are events which mark milestones in our lives. These milestones may represent the best or the worst of times. Whether they are happy occasions or painful losses, they serve to mold us into who we are. When a milestone is the passing of a family member or friend, how does one come to understand and cope with the emotions he or she experiences?
Because we understand how profoundly death affects the living, King Memorial Park, in conjunction with March Funeral Homes, offers "A Time of Sharing" a grief support program designed to help you resume a healthy, productive life after a loss. The program offers survivors the support they need to work through the grieving process.
"You are Not Alone"
For one night a week during an eight week period, trained professionals, who are members of the Association of Death Education and Counseling, facilitate small group discussions with individuals who have recently suffered a loss. Group members can share their feelings about death, talk through perceptions and learn how to help themselves and others. The meetings are held in conveniently located sites within the community and are free of charge. "A Time of Sharing” also trains community members who work with grieving individuals; the workshops educate and train empathetic individuals about the grieving process and methods of consoling those in need. Since its inception in 1982, "A Time of Sharing” has built a superior reputation with hospitals, churches, city and state agencies, and civic organizations. For more information or to register for sessions, call "A Time of Sharing" representative at (410)435-0500 or 1-888-806-0975.
Roberta’s House is a non-profit community organization dedicated to healing the hearts and minds of children and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Grief, a very natural and normal emotion, is often overlooked or unaddressed with our youth and families in urban communities and manifests itself in behavioral problems, ill health and violence.
Roberta’s House offers free programs for children 5yrs-17 yrs, with their families that include interventions that encourage emotional expression; normalizing emotional reactions and educating about healthy coping skills.
Creative activities help families understand the necessary healing process; decreasing anxiety and fear to open pathways for hope. Trained volunteers facilitate the activities providing social support with family and friends in a supportive atmosphere in which the grief and bereavement reactions can be expressed.
Their purpose is to restore children and families to a place of wholeness as they experience grieving the loss of a loved one through the development of healthy coping skills that lead to positive life outcomes. For more information, visit the Website, www.robertashouse.org, or call 410-435-0918.