We at ARN Funeral & Cremation Services understand the journey through grief is a difficult road. Some people are able to navigate this path on their own, while others find comfort and support in the company of people who have suffered a similar loss. Beginning October 16, 2019 we will offer a free monthly group for support.
Our Grief Support Group led by Chaplain Stanley Halpern will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-7 pm. Come join us for conversation and fellowship. No reservation is required, please feel free to bring a friend or family member (begins October 16, 2019)
For adults who have lost a loved one: Hope & Healing (A Jewish Bereavement Support Group). Free, no registration required. 2nd Tuesday of each month at JCC, 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260, Room A-17. The group will address the social, emotional and spiritual dimensions of grief from a Jewish perspective. For more information: Paula Goldberg: firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Sondhelm: (317) 529-5497
For children experiencing a loss of parent, sibling or grandparent-
Brooke's Place is a local Indianapolis nonprofit organization providing support and services to grieving children and families. For more information: www.brookesplace.org or 317 705-9650
Brooke's Place offers Camp Healing Tree
A special weekend camp for grieving children and teens ages 7-17
Do you know a young person who would benefit from a weekend of grief support, encouragement and enjoyable activities? Camp Healing Tree exists to provide an opportunity for young people to share feelings of loss with other campers and caring adult volunteers and to learn that these feelings are normal.
Camp Healing Tree, established in 1995, is a program provided by several local hospice agencies and other community supporters. Grief and bereavement specialists from the sponsoring organizations direct and supervise the camp.
The camp utilizes over 100 screened and trained volunteers to provide a safe environment where participants may speak openly about their grief. Campers are matched with an adult “trained buddy” who stays with them during the weekend for support and supervision. The camp provides a supportive environment in which to gently teach coping skills and build self-esteem and trust.
Although the camp focuses on grief, there are many enjoyable and fun activities for the campers, such as swimming, arts and crafts, games, campfire, sing-a-longs and entertaining shows. While the camp environment is rustic, the cabins are modern and air-conditioned. A registered nurse will be at the camp at all times.
For more information, call (317) 705-9650 or visit www.brookesplace.org/camphealingtree.
For those experiencing the loss of a child- Compassionate Friends: www.compassionatefriends.org
For those dealing with the loss of a loved one from suicide- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
For those having lost a loved one to substance abuse- Grief Recovery after a Substance Passing: www.grasphelp.org
Loss of a veteran- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors: www.taps.org