RICHLAND, WA – Chaplaincy Health Care is changing the structure of Cork’s Place Kids Grief Center to serve more families and make a larger impact. Currently, Cork’s Place offers a year-round program to families. Because the program is year-round, the number of families that Cork’s Place is able to serve is limited. Cork’s Place has an extensive waitlist of kids and grown-ups who are in serious need of grief support. Beginning in April, Cork’s Place will change their structure and offer one-day workshops and four-week programs to families who are experiencing grief.
These shorter, one-day and four-week programs are designed to better equip kids and adults with the tools and resources for coping with grief. Kids will participate in activities that are related to their personal grief, such as group discussion, physical activity, art and music. Adult caregivers will participate in separate grief groups that meet during the same time.
After attending Cork’s Place, kids and their grown-ups will have found hope, healing and connection with others. They will be prepared to manage their grief and lead productive lives. If kids and their families feel the need for continued grief support after attending Cork’s Place, they can re-enroll in either the one-day workshop or four-week program. Cork’s Place also helps families identify additional support resources if necessary.
Thanks to grants, fundraising events and individual contribution from the community, Cork’s Place is offered to families at no cost.
Registration to Cork’s Place will open to the public on Wednesday, March 29.
More About Cork’s Place
Cork’s Place is a service offered by Chaplaincy Health Care and is the only grief support facility in the Tri-Cities that is specifically designed for children and teens. Cork’s Place equips kids and adults with tools and resources for coping with grief so they can live their best lives. Learn more at www.ChaplaincyHealthCare.Org/Corks-Place.
About Chaplaincy Health Care
Chaplaincy Health Care is a non-profit agency whose mission is to serve our community with exemplary physical, emotional and spiritual care during times of serious illness, crisis, loss and grief. For over 50 years, Chaplaincy has served Benton and Franklin counties during life’s most delicate moments. Learn more at www.ChaplaincyHealthCare.Org.