GIVE TO OUR EVENING PROGRAM
The heart of our program, Fernside offers peer support for children and teens who are grieving the death of a family member or friend. Parents and guardians also meet in their own support groups. Fernside serves over 800 annually in this program.
Provide art materials for children to express their feelings.
Provide LaRosa’s pizza dinner for families before one group meeting.
Cover the cost of training and enrichment for one of our 130 volunteers.
Provide hope and healing for a family for a year.
GIVE TO OUR SCHOOL PROGRAM
Fernside collaborates with schools and other organizations to provide on-site support groups for grieving students. Fernside serves over 300 students annually in this program.
Help cover the cost of staff travel to over 50 schools annually in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Cover the cost of one on-site grief group held at a school.
GIVE TO OUR CAMP PROGRAM
Fernside’s camp program includes an overnight summer camp for children ages 7-12, a weekend retreat for teens in the spring and a fall retreat for adults. Many parents tell us this is a life-changing experience for their children.
Cover the cost for one camper to participate in an outdoor
experience at camp such as a high ropes course, canoeing or memorial campfire.
Pay for the cost of one camper to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime grief camp experience.
GIVE TO OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
Fernside provides immediate and long-term crisis response to schools and other organizations after a death of one of their own. We give presentations on a variety of topics related to grief as well as literature and resources for grieving families.
Cover the cost of a new book to include in Fernside’s Wiltse Family Resource Library.
Cover the cost of consultation and education for school
faculty, parents and students.