ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to go through in life, and is especially traumatic for a child. The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico is dedicated in its support of children between the ages of five and 25, who are dealing with the death of a loved one. This is accomplished through ongoing support groups, camps, specialty programs, and education.
Now, after 18 years of serving the New Mexico community, the Children’s Grief Center is getting a permanent location, allowing the organization to offer more services. The new, Center for Hope and Healing facility will be more centrally located and will be accessible to all four corners of the community as it is located on a bus line.
Training programs will be available for therapists, counselors, educators, first responders, and other members of the community who work with families in need following a loss. The new center will also be offering referrals to independent therapists who can offer additional support.
In June of 2019, Forbes magazine discussed the importance of healing after a tragic loss of a loved one and highlighted the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico, sharing the story of Executive Director Shari O’Loughlin.