Dear Erin’s House Community,
I am delighted to share the impact we’ve had in 2022, new changes for the future, and our gratitude to the community.
Ninety-five percent of participants report an increase in family communication, the ability to identify feelings associated with grief, and new coping skills. These results have proven to us that we are making a substantial impact on the lives of children and teens in Northeast Indiana, where statistics reveal that 1 in 7 youth will encounter the death of a parent or sibling by the age of 25 (CBEM 2023). While these statistics are disheartening, it is also with a sense of hope and pride that we have a grief center, an Erin's House, in our community that not all communities are fortunate to have.
Aimed at providing enhanced support in our community, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our new capital campaign, "The WING: A Place for Young Adults”. The WING represents a significant expansion of our services, specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of young adults up to 25 years of age. Our teens have expressed a strong desire for a more specialized and exclusive environment where they can openly share their experiences of grief, finding solace in the understanding and support of their peers. We recognize the importance of creating such a space to meet their needs and are committed to making it a reality, free of charge.
Your support is invaluable and makes a world of difference to our children, students, teens, and young adults. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for enabling Erin's House to deliver such vital support. With your continued support, we will be able to touch the lives of many more young hearts in the years to come. We are truly grateful to have you as an essential part of our mission. Thank you once again for your unwavering commitment.
Fun Fact: In 2022, Erin’s House supplied 2,633 PIZZAS to families on peer support program nights!