Expanding youth services
We recognize the growing need to support youth in talking about grief. Emotional reactions to traumatic loss such as suicide are intense and often overwhelming. Knowing it’s okay to say “I’m not OK” can open the door to begin healing. We recognize that youth who attend our programs will benefit from a continuum of care model, that integrates caregivers, and provides ongoing opportunities to check-in throughout the year.
Did You Know?
For over twenty years, Caring Hearts has been offering a bi-annual Caring Hearts camp that helps children ages 6-16 develop healthy coping strategies, promoting strong mental health and wellness.
The Caring Hearts Camp allows youth to grieve, heal and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. For many campers, they often worry about what others will think about them and are not always willing to talk and share their story or bring their grief to the forefront. Caring Hearts Camp provides educational and therapeutic activities combined with fun camp experiences and allows our campers to find healthy healing rituals and practices while also benefitting from being physically active.
Our 2020 Vision is a Journey of Hope to build a stronger foundation of grief support for youth. Building on the success of our biannual camps, we are launching our new youth programming including:
A four-day Songwriters Camp aimed to articulating loss in the words of youth ages 14 to 17 who are currently experiencing loss. Twelve students from Regina high schools will work with staff at Regina School of Rock the week of April 14 – 17, 2020 at a Day Camp from 10 am to 3 pm. Student musicians will later add music to the lyrics to give wings to their words.
Youth art therapy grief programming;
Youth grief educational webinars targeting for care providers, guidance counsellors, and health care providers
Youth grief journals journals
Legacy Giving is a form of charitable giving that allows you to make a gift to Caring Hearts in the future without substantially affecting your income today. There are various legacy giving options. For more information on how you can create lasting impact with your own gift, Please contact our office at 306-523-2780 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently seeking sponsorship to deliver 2020 programs:
Summer 2020 development of webinars for care providers and guidance counsellors
March 20, 2020: Kick off event with key note “Let’s Talk about Grief”
April 14 – 17, 2020: Youth ages 14 – 17 Songwriters School of Rock Day Camp
May 1 - 3, 2020: Youth ages 6 – 16 Caring Hearts Dallas Valley Camp
July - August (4 Saturdays): Youth ages 6 – 17 Youth Art Therapy Program
September - October (4 Saturdays): Youth ages 6 – 17 Youth Art Therapy Program
September 25 - 27, 2020: Youth ages 6 – 16 Caring Hearts Dallas Valley Camp
There are many ways to support Caring Hearts. You can donate your time by volunteering, donate an item or service through in-kind contributions, or explore matching gifts through your business or employer. Check out all the additional ways YOU can make a difference today!
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! See if your employer has this program and increase the impact of your gift today!
Caring Hearts gratefully accepts goods or services given as gifts. Please note, items meant for medical use need to comply with the Saskatchewan Health Region's infection control policy.
As a volunteer you can help with Caring Hearts Camp for grieving children and teens. We are also always in need of extra hands for many great fundraising initiatives.
For more information or to volunteer please contact Sarah Barker at 306-523-2780 or email email@example.com.
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