SAY and WillMar Center planning to sustain grief counseling services in Sonoma Valley
Earlier this month, the WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center announced their upcoming closure. When Social Advocates for Youth learned of the impending closure, SAY leaders reached out to WillMar to see how SAY could help preserve WillMar’s services. We are pleased to announce that under SAY’s leadership WillMar services for grieving children will continue uninterrupted in Sonoma.
The mission of the WillMar Center to support grieving families is directly aligned with SAY’s counseling programs. SAY therapists frequently identify grief, trauma and loss as critical factors impacting the wellbeing of youth. With this agreement between the organizations, WillMar Center’s vital grief support groups will continue as scheduled, while SAY continues their conversation about how to best sustain these programs for the long-term.
SAY is committed to continuing the grief services offered at WillMar Center, and hopes that with the support of the WillMar community in the Sonoma Valley, we will preserve and expand this program to continue helping children and families heal.