Good Grief Awarded $16,500 Grant from The Summit Foundation
Morristown, New Jersey—Good Grief announced today it has received a $16,500 grant from The Summit Foundation to defray costs associated with providing free grief support programs at its Morristown Family Support Center. The award specifically targets grieving children under age 15.
“We are honored to work with The Summit Foundation to provide life-changing support to more grieving children in our community,” said Joe Primo, Good Grief CEO. “Together we are empowering a community to change the outcomes for children and families impacted by grief and loss. We hope everyone in the community will tell a grieving family in need that we are here to help.”
Good Grief’s nationally respected Nights of Support programs has provided innovative and free services since 2007. The organization’s peer support model serves children ages 3-17, young adults ages 18-30, and their parent/guardian following the death of a parent, primary caregiver, or sibling.
Isolation and loneliness are among the most frequently experienced effects of grief and loss. Through Nights of Support, grieving kids and adults join with others who understand their experience. Good Grief helps reduce isolation and creates a safe environment where participants can develop healthy coping strategies that promote resilience and hope.
About Good Grief
Good Grief is a respected national leader in delivering grief and resilience building programs and services to children, families, and schools. It is the leading provider of these services in New Jersey, serving more than 160 communities across the state. A registered 501(c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, Good Grief’s mission is to build resilience in children, strengthen families, and empower communities to grow from loss and adversity. For more information about Good Grief, please visit www.good-grief.org
About The Summit Foundation
The Summit Foundation (formerly Summit Area Public Foundation) fosters philanthropy by identifying local needs and offering donors flexible ways to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors. Since 2010, The Summit Foundation has awarded $6 million through 430 competitive grants to tax-exempt organizations that serve our area. For more information, visit http://www.sapfnj.org/
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