Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Centre is unique to the Permian Basin and is one of the only of its kind in the nation. It is a safe, neutral place for adolescents to do the work of grief. Children who have experienced loss due to death, separation, divorce, incarceration, deployment, or foster care are encouraged to participate. Through facilitated peer support groups, children share experiences, use creative arts as tools of expression, and acquire coping skills to work through the tough issues that accompany grief. Services are offered at no charge. Registration for programs and camps is required.
The Rays of Hope staff and its trained volunteers facilitate the peer support groups, camps, and other programming. All of our offerings are facilitated by compassionate adults who guide, listen and support the children as they express their feelings, fears, and confusion as they begin the healing process.
Once our staff has met with you and your child or children, and paperwork has been completed, then participation in our programs and classes can begin. The facilitators of our programs and classes are led by Rays of Hope staff and volunteers trained in fostering discussions about feelings and coping strategies. The facilitators are not counselors, and the groups are supportive in nature, but are not therapy groups.
Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Centre is a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC). This organization promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for the public.
For more information, please visit the NAGC’s website.
900 West Wall Street
Midland, TX 79701