Willow Center, Inc. For Grieving Children
Where children, teens and families learn to grieve and heal from the death of someone close to them.
Help, Hope, Healing

Programs

Peer Support Group Program

 
Willow Center provides free group support to children, teens, and their adult caregivers who have experienced the death of someone close. The groups are coordinated by mental health professionals and trained volunteers to promote the expression of grief and loss, the understanding of death, loss and the process of grief, and to decrease feelings of isolation associated with grief. Willow Center is the only children’s bereavement program in the region.

Our groups are held in Lewiston.  The Lewiston groups meet the first and third Tuesday of every month for an hour and a half. Groups are delineated by age: Pre-school group (3-5 years), Primary group (6-9 years), Intermediate Group (10-13 years), and Teen Group (14-18 years). We also hold a concurrent support group for the adult caregivers/parents of the children that are attending. Click here to see what Willow Center participants have to say about our program. This is a family focused program with the belief that to truly assist the children and teens in their process of grief, we need to engage the family/caregivers in a supportive way to build healthier coping, communication and connections for the whole family.  We provide a confidential, safe place for children, teens and their adult caregivers to tell their stories, explore their feelings, and learn healthy ways of coping.

To attend one of our groups call the Willow Center office to schedule an intake appointment: (208) 791-7192; or you may email the center: ed@willow-center.org.

Consultation and Resources

 
The Willow Center serves as a resource for families, schools, businesses and homework portal the community that have concerns for grieving children and teens. We have books and printed material available to assist in addressing children and teen grief and loss issues before and after the death occurs. We have resources for the child, teen, adult and family member, or anyone close to someone that is grieving. Please review the pages of our web site to get you started.

Our professional staff is available for consultation by calling our program offices: (208) 791-7192 for the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Community Presentations

 
The Willow Center staff is available to speak to your group or business about grief and loss issues for children, teens and families. Please contact the Willow Center office to arrange a presentation: (208) 791-7192 or ed@willow-center.org.

Willow Center is the only organization between Boise and Spokane that is dedicated to serving the needs of grieving children, teens and their families in a free of charge, on-going open ended, support group format.

 

Contact

208-791-7192

PO Box 1361
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Administrative Office address: 0309 2nd St. Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Joni Drake, Executive Director
ed@willow-center.org

Twin County United Way - Clarkston, Washington

 

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