Children's Grief Awareness Day

NOVEMBER 17, 2022


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

Compared to national average,

Indiana ranks 16th

for childhood bereavement.

© 2020 Judi's House/JAG Institute

How to get involved

WEAR BLUE -  Show solidarity by dressing in blue on Thursday, November 19th.

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
In recognition of Children's Grief Awareness Day, the city of Fort Wayne will be shining light on children's grief by lighting up its most prominent landmarks in blue from November 18-21, 2021.

  • Ash Skyline Building

  • Lincoln Bank Tower

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge

  • Parkview Field

  • Wells Street Bridge