Lions-supported Center for Grieving Children has assisted more than 66,000 children and their families
The Notes – March 19, 2018
Anne Heros leads the Center For Grieving Children, a Portland-based nonprofit which has been delivering hope to more than 66,000 children, and their families since 1987
At the March 5th meeting of the Yarmouth Lions Club held at the Muddy Rudder Restaurant, our guest speaker was Anne Heros, Executive Director of the Center For Grieving Children based in Portland. She gave a superb presentation on the center and its history, both past and present. Starting with 4 families and 12 volunteers 30 years ago, last year the center amassed a record 26,000 hours of volunteer service providing grief support for children, teens, their parents and caregivers, young adults, bereaved parents and widows, and widowers/partners. Thousands have been and are now receiving professionally-trained support following the illness or death of a loved one from cancer, accidents, overdose, suicide and other causes, and no individual or family is ever charged for these support services.
The center is self-sustaining thanks to fundraisers, grants, and the generosity of individuals and organizations, such as the Yarmouth Lions Club, who has been partnering with the Center since 1996. To learn more about the Center For Grieving Children, go to www.cgcmaine.org.