Roberta's House is a safe place where children, teens and adults discover that they are not alone in their grief. Children with their families share their feelings, memories and experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance with the love and support of trained volunteers.
The volunteers of Roberta’s house, along with a staff of professionals, assist children, teens and adults on how to experience and express their feelings safely and in a healthy manner. The Children work in small age appropriate groups utilizing creative activities to identify feelings and needs. The Adults share in groups and are given resources to support them in their journey. By working through the necessary grief task and understanding the essential needs of a child's grief, it allows families to support each other and communicate more effectively.
At Roberta's House, we believe every individual has the capability of healing and positive memories can become the motivation to live fully and purposefully. The children/families and adults can receive the support they need and look to the future with confidence and hopeful anticipation to develop quality relationships.
OUR VISION: Safer communities and healthy families with healthy coping skills and positive outlooks on life.
- OUR MISSION: To provide a safe place and resource in the community to promote recovery and healing from the loss of a loved one; addressing grief as a public healthy preventative service.
- OUR CORE VALUE: HOPE Honoring the memory of those who have died by Offering opportunities to learn Positive and Empowering grief experiences.
- VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We welcome adult volunteers who want to work with grieving children and families. We will train and offer placement in community programs. Volunteer training consist of 26 hours of training and background checks. Volunteers work in teams and are required to commit to one year of service with Roberta's House.
- FAMILY PROGRAMS: We offer programs for all school age children and their families. The service is free.