Grief Triggers and That Darn Attic

By Lane Pease, Program Director Grief triggers are a funny thing. I tell people to anticipate the grief triggered by milestones. I take my own advice, so this year I anticipated the grief bursts. My youngest daughter, Lucy, graduated high school. She was just 9 months old when her dad, Jim, died and her sister,…

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It’s Okay to Ask “Why?”

The recent deaths by suicide of high profile, successful, individuals have left many people stunned and asking “why?” Both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain had young children adding an extra sadness to the story. Unfortunately, coping with a death by suicide is something at Kate’s Club we work with on a weekly basis. On average,…

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Please Join Us for Cocktails and a Conversation!

Please join Keith Pepper and Kate’s Club for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Kate Atwood and Modern Loss cofounders Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner about their new book, Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning,” the book is a…

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A Day in the Life of Two Kate’s Club Interns

Annie Longley is a full-time intern at Kate’s Club. She will be graduating in May of 2018 with a B.S.F.C.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences and a certificate in Disabilities Studies and hope to continue her education to one day become either a Recreational Therapist or a Child Life Specialist. Using the experiences and…

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Taking Kate’s Club’s Vision Nationally

By Lane Pease, Program Director The theme of February at Kate’s Club is “How do I talk about it?” We do activities with our members about how we talk about our grief with family members and others. However, Kate’s Club’ vision is “A World in Which it is Okay to Grieve” and it leads to…

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Today I learned… Tomorrow I hope

Written by Lane Pease, Kate’s Club Program Director At Kate’s Club, we have implemented 4-week, closed support groups in the last couple of years. Closed means that the same people participate for 4 weeks. We have special topics for these groups, and the whole family participates. We have had a teen and parent group, sibling loss…

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What does it mean to be a Kate's Club Ambassador?

As we enter the new year, we’d like to thank all of our 2016 Kate’s Club Ambassadors! Kate’s Club Ambassadors are some of our most dedicated supporters. They volunteer their time, talent, and money to further our mission. Ambassadors truly are leaders among Kate’s Club advocates, supporters, and friends and include Buddies, donors, former board…

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Volunteer Spotlight: 2016 Recap & Volunteer of the Year

As Kate’s Club is only a staff of 7, we rely heavily on our amazing volunteers. In 2016 to date, we have had over 9,943.5 volunteer hours donated to Kate’s Club. The monetary value of a single volunteer hour is $23.07, so our 2016 volunteer hours, so far, amount to $229,396.55. We cannot thank our volunteers enough…

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Interview with a KC Member, Age 9

Everyone has their own unique story to tell. At Kate’s Club, we know that all of our members have experienced the death of a parent or sibling, but each member’s story is their own. The following is an interview of one of our Kate’s Club members reflecting on the death of their brother.   Interviewer:…

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