Come join as we celebrate 15 years of creating community for bereaved youth and families in the Bay Area. Come celebrate what we’ve accomplished so far, hear about our current services, and help us meet our needs for future growth. Our event will feature light refreshments and beverages, presentations by Josie’s Place staff & families, and opportunities to reconnect with our community. Vaccination cards are required by the venue, and masks are recommended.
And, support us for the next 15!
Before they graduate from high school, one child out of every 20 children will have a parent die—and that number doesn't include those who experience the death of a brother or sister, a close grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or friend. Children who have experienced the death of someone important to them often feel like their struggles are invisible to those around them. These children need advocates, letting all know that the death of someone close is the beginning of many weeks, months and years of finding ways to go on without that special person in their lives, with that person-shaped hole in their hearts. Children who have had someone die—especially a close family member—can feel the loss forever. Children and adults together can show their support for grieving children and show their awareness of what grieving children might be going through by participating in Children's Grief Awareness Day.