P & D Hospice Society ~ Canada Post Community Foundation Grant

Posted: April 20, 2017

The Penticton and District Hospice Society gratefully acknowledges the Canada Post Community Foundation for its generous grant of $7,500 towards operation of the society’s Child and Youth Bereavement Program.
In the past several months, these funds were used to deliver a family Christmas event at the BRC, 46 child counseling sessions, eight parent consult sessions, and five children‘s grief support groups. The funds have provided for the purchase of quality supplies for the crafts, snacks and activities of the children’s group and individual sessions. Support materials include a collection of 33 “stuffies” that depict different feelings and emotions to help children build on their emotional vocabulary. The grant has also provided for the addition of therapeutic focused board games and children’s books that illustrate stories of loss and healing.
There is a visible and demonstrated need for child and youth grief counselling in the community.