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Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Staff are working remotely, Monday to Friday, and will continue to serve families and the community. Calls and email messages will be responded to within 24 hours.  
 
New Enquiries:  
* offering virtual intake tours and calls with families to meet their needs 
 
Existing Peer Support Groups: 
* all groups are being closely supported through email, calls and at-home activities 
* groups have started online sessions via a confidential and secure video conferencing platform 
 
For more information, see here
Contact Information
Office Phone Leave message if after hours 905-337-2333
E-Mail info@grievingchildrenlighthouse.org
Website www.grievingchildrenlighthouse.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/Lighthouseprogramforgrievingchildren
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/lighthouse4grievingchildren/
Pinterest Pinterest: www.pinterest.ca/thelighthousepr/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/grieving_child
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/lighthouseprogram
Primary Contact Caralee McGowan, Office Manager; Email: cmcgowan@grievingchildrenlighthouse.org
Alternate Contact Deirdre Thomas, Executive Director; Email: dthomas@grievingchildrenlighthouse.org
Volunteer Coordinator Candace Ray, Director of Services and Operations; Email: cray@grievingchildrenlighthouse.org
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A registered charity that offers a community of open-ended, continuous peer support groups for children and teens and their parents/caregivers who have experienced a death in their immediate family.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1999
Funding Fundraising - special events ; Donations ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Staff are working remotely, Monday to Friday, and will continue to serve families and the community. Calls and email messages will be responded to within 24 hours.  
 
New Enquiries:  
* offering virtual intake tours and calls with families to meet their needs 
 
Existing Peer Support Groups: 
* all groups are being closely supported through email, calls and at-home activities 
* groups have started online sessions via a confidential and secure video conferencing platform 
 
For more information, see here 
 
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Support Groups:
  • children ages 3-12 
  • teens 
  • parent-caregiver groups 
  • groups meet twice monthly - call for details
Grief Training 
Educational presentations and consultations to schools, educational organizations, employers, community agencies, faith communities and other groups on topics that include:
  • understanding the grieving process 
  • understanding children's and teen grief 
  • talking to children about death and dying 
  • supporting employees who are grieving 
  • supporting grieving students at school
Hours Weekdays, late afternoon, early evening
Dates The Lighthouse is open and staffed year round except on statutory holidays; 
Groups run from Sep to Jun but are closed on school holidays
Areas Served Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Peel Region
Eligibility Ages: 3 year(s) and up 
 
For support groups
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None ; Donations welcome
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
2522 Rebecca St
Oakville, ON L6L 6N8
 
View Google Map
Intersection Bronte Rd and Rebecca St
Mailing Address c/o The Lighthouse For Grieving Children
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Palliative Care / Grief
HCSD Sub Heading Bereavement / Grief Support
Service Categories Bereavement Support Groups ~ Children ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Parents ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Youth ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Death and Dying Issues

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