WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
The Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, also known as Grief Haven provides hope and support to all parents everywhere whose children die.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
All specialists across the board agree-nothing compares to the death of a child. Parents quickly realize that losing a child is not a loss they will ever "get over," but rather a loss with which they will have to learn how to live for the rest of their lives. This is a long, life-altering journey that takes great strength, perseverance, and hope in order to make the journey.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
- Provide hope and support to all parents everywhere whose children die;
- Provide hope and support to siblings, family members, friends, and communities impacted by the death of a child;
- Educate the public about grief, and specifically about the unique aspects of the death of a child, providing specific information regarding how they can support families in the healthiest ways possible;
- Educate and collaborate with professionals who deal with the deaths of children;
- Align and work closely with grief researchers who are working to better understand grief in general, which includes using fMRIs to discover more about the grieving brain, and then imparting that information to parents, siblings, and society in general; and
- Provide creative and unique ways for families to receive cutting edge support and find ways to honor their child.
The Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation and griefHaven are dedicated to maintaining a positive and nurturing work environment. That commitment ensures that all griefHaven creates in-house is infused with the same hope, compassion, and love that is eventually shared with others.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
Music to Grieve toListening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.Learn How Sad Music Can Help You