I am new to the Tim Griffith Board, but not new to the foundation. I first became a volunteer cofacilitator for the Meadowlark Mother's Retreats. When a child dies, a familie's world is destroyed. The retreat allows a Mom or Dad an opportunity to get a little bit of their world back and rejoin life. In addition to grief, those touched by violence or addiction can also find hope and support. The work of this foundation helps to rebuild lives and I am extremely proud to support their work financially and as a volunteer, so these important services can continue to be offered to those in need.
I have noticed the impact the Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation has had over the years. Tim was a great friend of mine and I miss him everyday. I am so happy that Stacey had the strength and determination to create a foundation that helps others with the loss of a loved one.
Stacey Redman started the Tim Griffin Foundation in 2005 to honor her son, Tim, who was tragically murdered. She used her own loss and grief as an impetus to reach out to help others. Surrounded by a community of women Stacey used the foundation to help others who are suffering the effects of losing a child, fighting the bondage of addiction or seeking alternatives to violence. The Meadowlark Retreats provide a safe place for grieving parents to find support as they struggle with their loss. Young men who are residents of Tim’s House find a safe and sober environment as they work through their recovery. As well, at risk high school students receive counseling and support as they transition to mainstream high school and learn alternatives to violence. I have been privileged to see the positive results of their work and I am proud to be a volunteer of this organization.
Tim Griffith Foundation and the people who drive this amazing organization are simply exceptional. They dare to reach out to and support people enduring the most horrendous traumas imaginable: the loss of a child; children who are victims of domestic and community violence; young adults struggling with staying clean from addiction and trying to get their lives back on track in a society that creates punishments that are near impossible to get out from under (even after serving one's sentence). And, they do this with deep compassion, and unending enthusiasm, hope, and commitment. The Tim Griffith Foundation is an extraordinary organization that deserves to be recognized and honored for the amazing work that it does.
I lost my son 6 years ago and this foundation sponsored me to spend the weekend with other moms who had lost their sons along with some counselors great food form the volunteers which made the weekend very special thank you
I am proud that the foundation I volunteer with is doing so much good work in the Bay Area on matters as difficult as dealing with addiction, violence and loss. Most everyone has been touched by one or all of these areas, and there's so much need for healing. Volunteering with and/or financially supporting Tim Griffith Foundation makes a big impact and difference to many!
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation is so special. I attended the retreat for grieving mothers. I was very withdrawn and not functioning very well after losing my 17 year old daughter. My niece found this retreat and set it up for me to attend. The moment I arrived I felt calm and in the right place. Everyone their made you feel welcome and let you go at your own pace. Meeting the other precious mothers who I still think of and feel for and pray for told their story's and shared special moments of their lives with the children they lost which made you feel like you are not alone and our children are still alive in our hearts and it was OK to talk about them. I am thankful everyday for Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation (I know how hard this must be to keep it going but she does.)
I would never want to say that I *enjoyed* the grief retreat I went to last September, but being surrounded by other bereaved mothers was the first time I felt normal since my 11-year-old son died a year earlier. On my way to Sebastopol where the retreat was held, I was terrified to be away from my support people back home and surrounded by strangers. But being together and sharing our most wounded and vulnerable selves with each other was powerful. It didn't bring back any of our children, but we found commonalities through out losses, and through that connection, there were baby steps made in understanding our grief. Thank you Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation.
I have been involved with the Tim Griffith Foundation as a volunteer for 8 years. I have seen it grow from a vision to an inspirational and highly effective organization that not only serves the community but brings support and hope to so many. The creativity, innovative strategies and passion for helping others is driven by its founder, Stacey Redman. It has been immensely rewarding to not only be a part of this organization but to know that the work has positively impacts the lives of so many. In a sea of non-profits, The Tim Griffith Foundation stands out as a shining star of heart and accomplishment.
I am a volunteer for the Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation and it has been such a rewarding experience. I have been able to volunteer side by side with individuals who have been supported by the organization. Each person has shared actual instances where help has been available for them, i.e., support at the clean and sober house for young men, support at the weekend retreat for mothers who have lost a child, and support at the local high school for youth who have had substance abuse problems. It has been an honor to get to know these people and know that we are all working to help through the Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation.