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  • Who is Erin?
    Erin’s House is named in memory of Erin Farragh. Erin was almost six when she died suddenly in her home in Fort Wayne on January 5, 1989.
  • How much do your services cost?
    There is no fee for any of our services. 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.
  • What services are available?
    Erin's House has Peer-Support Program Nights that give children and teens who are grieving the opportunity to be surrounded by others who have also experienced a death. This peer support helps them feel a sense of belonging and respect. To learn more, you can visit our Peer Support Program Nights page under Services.
  • Where are your services available?
    Our on-site facility is located at 5670 YMCA Park Drive West, Fort Wayne, IN 46835. Community Outreach services are provided at the request of schools all around Northeast Indiana as well as community organizations.
  • Do kids live there?
    No, although we’re called Erin’s House, no children actually live at Erin’s House. Families attend peer support groups once a week for 10 consecutive weeks. This takes place in the evenings for a few hours with pizza served.
  • Who is eligible for your services?
    Any child, youth, or young adult ages 3-18 who has experienced the death of a loved one. Parents/guardians are also welcome to attend peer support groups that meet at the same time during program nights.
  • How do I use your services?
    You will complete the Family Sign-Up form to enroll your child(ren) into our peer-support groups. Once you submit the form, you will receive a call within 1-2 business days from our Family Support Coordinator to schedule a family orientation at our facility.
  • Are your services available in other languages?
    Yes, programming is also available in Spanish.
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