WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Chesapeake Life Center provides grief and trauma support and education to children, adults, families and members of the community. We also have programs and services for individuals and families whose lives are impacted by an unexpected diagnosis or advancing illness.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Working our way through our grief symptoms (distress, anxiety, loneliness, i.e.) while trying to keep up with day-to-day life can feel very overwhelming. We want grief to be predictable and move logically from one step to the next. But in spite of the universality of grief, everyone experiences grief differently. On our site, you can learn more about the grief process, review coping strategies, and discover ways to grow through this difficult time.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
Our varied programs and services are designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. We utilize a holistic model of care realizing that grief and life changes uniquely affects each person physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and socially.
- Short term grief counseling to children and adults, couples and families
- Support groups that allow individuals to explore grief while sharing the experiences of others in an environment of trust
- Specialty workshops that help participants honor grief while at the same time explore personal growth and effective coping strategies.
- Annual weekend bereavement camp for children and teens which gives them the gifts of hope and healing
- Perinatal and infant loss program that supports individuals and couples who have experienced an unexpected pregnancy diagnosis, miscarriage, still birth or infant death.
- Speaker Series and Continuing Education presentations for social workers, counselors and chaplains on topics of grief and strategies for coping with loss and life transitions
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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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