The mission of Erin's House is to provide support for children, teens, and their families who have suffered the death of a loved one.

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5670 YMCA Park Dr. West
Fort Wayne, IN  46835


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Children's Grief Awareness Day

November 21st, 2019

What is Children's Grief Awareness Day?

Observed annually, Children's Grief Awareness Day raises awareness of the impact that grief has on the lives of children. The day encourages people to provide the support these children need and to help in the future. 

1 in 12
children in Indiana will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18

Indiana ranks 12th

Compared to the national

average, Indiana ranks 12th for childhood bereavement.

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How to get involved

WEAR BLUE -  Show solidarity by dressing in blue on November 15th.

SHARE - Spread awareness by sharing the message with your family, friends, and community. Post on social media, host an event, or start a conversation.

GIVE - Your donation to Erin's House helps to ensure that the grieving children in the community receive the support they need. Or consider giving your time by volunteering as a facilitator or house parent.

Fort Wayne shines light on children's grief awareness

Heading downtown this month? Watch where you're walking! You'll notice sidewalk decals throughout the city informing the community about children's grief.

And, November 21-24, several locations throughout downtown Fort Wayne will be lit in blue to help spread children's grief awareness.

  • Ash Skyline Building

  • Lincoln Bank Tower

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge

  • Parkview Field

  • Shindigz

  • Wells Street Bridge