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Spirit of Acadiana: Healing House unveils brand new home for grieving families in Lafayette

Posted: 7:51 AM, Aug 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-23 08:58:21-04

Healing House-Hope for Grieving Children will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for their brand new home Randon’s Place at Healing House today at 11:30 am at 160 South Beadle Road in Lafayette.

KATC’s Scott Brazda was LIVE this morning with a look at the brand new home and what the new facility means for the organization.

Healing House says that after over two decades in Acadiana providing support for grieving children, they have grown. The organization says that each year hundreds of children are given a safe space to work through the death of a parent or sibling with the help of support staff.

Located on Beadle Road in Lafayette, the property sits on 2.5 acres and serves as a refuge for grieving families. The home includes outdoor spaces with a meditation garden, labyrinth, children’s play area, and place for families to find support with other grieving families

The facility is named in memory of Mrs. Randon Costello as a tribute by her family. Healing House says the home honors Mrs. Costello’s faith, her character, and love for others.

Randon’s Place, according to Healing House, will more than double the number of grief support groups being offered, eliminate the current waiting list, and provide space for future families who request services. The home features expanded program areas which will allow for specialized support groups based on how the child’s loved one died (extended illness, suicide, homicide, etc.),  definitive spaces for adult caregivers to participate in their own support groups, and an extensive resource library available to the community.

Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children provides an atmosphere that allows children ages 4 to 18 to express their grief through interactive play, expressive art work and discussion groups with peers experiencing the same trauma.  All services provided by the Healing House are free of charge and run by volunteers.

For more information on Healing House and their new home, Randon’s Place, visit healing-house.org