A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today for Healing House-Hope for Grieving Children’s new home located on South Beadle Road in Lafayette.
After two decades of providing support to grieving children across Acadiana, Healing House has grown along with the community it serves. As the only children’s grief center within a 200-mile radius, each year hundreds of children are given a safe space to work through the death of a parent or sibling with a dedicated support staff. The new, larger location ensures no child in Acadiana will ever have to grieve alone.
The 2.5-acre property serves as a refuge for grieving families. The expansive outdoor space provides room for a meditation garden, labyrinth, children’s play area, and a place for families to gather and connect with others grieving the loss of their loved one.
The new larger facility, named Randon’s Place at Healing House, in memory of Randon Costello, will allow Healing House to more than double the number of grief support groups being offered, thus eliminating their current waiting list, and providing ample space for future families requesting services. Randon’s Place at Healing House features expanded program areas allowing 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.