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Respite a Centre for Grief & Hope Inc

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Causes: Counseling, Mental Health

Mission: In an atmosphere of dignity and respect for the grief process, The Respite helps people, regardless of socio-economic status, who have suffered a significant loss in any form to reclaim a healthy and productive life. We provide a safe haven, a supportive community, and take a holistic approach that offers a variety of healing modalities (mind, soul and body) to empower individuals and families. Our vision is to shift how grief is viewed in the world - moving from shame and isolation to unveiling (or mining) grief's transformative gifts. We welcome grief and provide hope for tomorrow.

Results: The Respite proudly opened its doors this past September of 2011, and since has served many individuals coping with grief through support groups, workshops, therapeutic art classes, grief massage, virtual classes, and author events. We also held our first Hope & HeARTS Gala in March, which brought out many wonderful supporters. We are continuing to spread awareness of our services through news media such as radio, newspaper, and magazine articles that speak of the important work we have been bringing to the Charlotte community and surrounding areas.

Target demographics: Adolescents, Adults, Elders, Veterans, Military Families

Geographic areas served: Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas, we also serve people internationally through our Virtual Classes on our website

Programs: Soul Widows, Military Wives/Mothers Support Group, SoulCollage Therapeutic Art, Grieving Teens Support Group, When Memories Fade - Losing a Loved One to Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Yoga for Grief & Hope, Grief Massage, Open Hearts Support Group, VIrtual Classes

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