Kate Atwood

A World Where it is Ok to Grieve

By: Kate Atwood [Today is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day. It comes on the heels of the tragic terrorist attacks around the world. And while a lot of us are grieving a sense of loss of our own freedom by these attacks, hundreds of families are experiencing the darkest days of grief as they mourn…

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A Loss Is Now A Legacy

Kate’s Club is a place where children can have the space and opportunity to carry on the legacy of the loved one they have lost.  This was the mission of Kate Atwood when she first quit her job to focus entirely on her newly founded club.  Kate lost her mother to breast cancer when she…

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Giving Back

Kate’s Club has grown by leaps and bounds since the very first days of bowling trips and meeting at Barnes and Noble.  Much of that growth has been made possible by the support of the many volunteers who believe in the mission of the club.  One such person, Thomas Smith, was new to Atlanta and…

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Happy, Healing and Healthy

The death of a parent is always a traumatic experience for anyone who has had to live through it. Those emotions are only compounded when you have had to witness that death first hand. Ginger Florey-Powell was only 9 years old when she and her brother survived the car accident that took their mother. She…

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Those Who Understand

  When Ashley Thomas lost her mother she, like Kate’s Club founder Kate Atwood, she was only 13 years old.  Being a young teenager is challenging enough during the best of times but can become incredibly difficult when you are missing one of your parents. Unfortunately, at that time there were no programs available for…

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Faith

Losing a member of your family is always a trying time in a person’s life. Often times, we have reason to expect that someone we love is soon to pass while other times it seems that they have been taken without explanation, and often too soon.  For 16 year old Faith that is exactly the…

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Tragedy Turned to Light

  In 2003 Andi Stein wife and mother to two sons, Alec and Adam, lost her husband to bacterial meningitis.  Along with taking her husband’s life it also took from her children any sense of growing up as a normal kid.  Alec felt out of place in school, knowing that he must be the only…

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Camp Good Mourning 2012

The buzz of laughter and joy permeated the damp air and wound its way through the trails, cabins and activity areas of Camp Twin Lakes this past weekend. This isn’t what you might expect from a camp that serves grieving children. But Camp Good Mourning is no ordinary camp. Ordinary is fishing with bait. But…

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Supporting Children Through Grief

On Saturday, June 2nd, the AJC published an article by family psychologist John Rosemond in response to a concerned mother’s inquiry about how to support her 11 year old son grieving the death of his father.   http://www.seniorcorrespondent.com/articles/2012/05/30/guiding-children-through-grief.415334   Kate’s Club feels it is extremely important to offer a public response to the mom who drafted the…

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Grief Awareness Day

With the approval of House Resolution 1567, today was declared Grief Awareness Day in the State of Georgia. “When a family suffers a tragedy, we often don’t know what to say. It’s important for people to have the support they need through the grief process.” said House Rep. Elena Parent. Rep. Parent was instrumental in…

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