ERIN’S HOUSE PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN, TEENS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO HAVE SUFFERED THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE.
Why Erin’s House is Important
Healthy grieving is not just important for the bereaved; it is important for the entire community. Research has shown that unresolved grief and the inability of a young person to cope with the death of a loved one plays a significant role in poor school performance, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, anxiety and an increased risk of suicide.
Erin’s House for Grieving Children offers our community grief support and education related to such services in the following ways:
- Peer support Program Nights
- In-school Programming
- Community Presentations
- Crisis Response
- Camp Good Grief
- Teen Retreat
The cost-free programs provided by Erin’s House help to reach those children/families in need of grief support. Since opening in October 1993, Erin’s House has served more than 17,000 individuals. Erin’s House now serves and average of 1,200 individuals each year. Erin’s House receives no government funding and relies solely on the generosity of the community, foundations, service clubs, organizations and individual donations. We welcome children regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.