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25 years of leading with the heart
HEARTplay is a heart-centered bereavement program. Our mission is to support children, teens and young adults of all abilities and their families who are coping with the life-limiting illness or death of an important person in their lives.
HEARTplay offers support services for children, teens, and young adults of all abilities and their families who are coping with the life-limiting illness or death of an important person in their lives. Services are offered at no cost to all families and include home or office visits for individualized support, on-going bereavement groups, and bereavement day-camp workshops. Licensed mental health counselors and expressive therapists use movement, music, art, play, and discussion to help participants explore and express feelings associated with grief and loss. Participants are invited to honor their person, learn about the grieving process, and connect with peers who have experienced a similar loss. We strive to offer programs and services that are trauma-informed and responsive to the needs of families in our communities. HEARTplay is a program of Good Shepherd Community Care.
As we often say in HEARTplay groups, we are so sorry for the reason you are here, but we are glad that you are here with us.
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