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Healing House is seeking grief support group volunteers

Posted at 9:33 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 10:33:22-05

LAFAYETE, La. - Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children is looking for volunteers to help grieving children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or special person. Interested volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, available two evenings out of each month, and able to attend the scheduled training series.

Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children provides grief support groups for children in an atmosphere where they are allowed to express their grief though interactive play, expressive art work and discussion groups with peers experiencing the same trauma. All services provided by Healing House are free of charge and run by trained volunteers.

Volunteers serve as support group facilitators for children ages 4-17, and are instructed how to listen and respond appropriately to a grieving child. A background or experience in mental health or counseling is not required. The upcoming training session will be held:

Friday, January 10, 2020 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:30 am - 1 :30 pm

Volunteers are required to attend both days of the training series.

The Volunteer Application can be found online: []

To learn more about Healing House and the services we provide, call 337-234-0443, email, or visit our website []