SAY Grief & Loss Services is proud to have received a grant which has allowed us to expand our services across Sonoma County during 2019-2020. This grant from the American Red Cross will allow us to provide support groups and workshops on school campuses and during after school programs like Boys & Girls Club. These services will provide education and support to youth experiencing grief related to the death of a loved one. Groups will also be open to youth coping with other major losses such as separation from a caregiver due to divorce, addiction issues, deportation or incarceration as well as home or pet loss. These losses are often part of the long term aftermath of a community trauma like the wildfires as families experience increased stress on already limited resources. In addition to grief and loss services for youth, the funding provided by American Red Cross will support the psychoeducation of staff at child/youth service providers and schools around issues of grief and loss, developmental responses and ways to support children and youth. These services will be provided at no cost to the individual school sites or districts.
Current services at these locations: Sonoma Valley Boys & Girls Club at Maxwell Clubhouse, Altimira MS the Club Teen Center, and at the following Sonoma County Library Branches: Central Santa Rosa Library, Healdsburg Regional Library, Petaluma Regional Library, Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library, and Sebastopol Regional Library.
*This 2017 California Wildfire recovery project was funded in part by a grant from the American Red Cross.