Kate's Club programs are for children ages 5-18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Once you become a member of Kate's Club, children and families can attend the programs listed below at no cost.
The programs listed below are offered at our Clubhouse in Atlanta and focus on social connections, improving healthy coping strategies, and building confidence & self-esteem.
Members can attend a full or half day program each month, where they participate in social, recreational, and therapeutic group activities led by volunteers, therapists, artists, and a variety of people with special skills.
Three times per year members participate in a purely recreational outings. These may include going ice skating, swimming, or a trip to a trampoline park. These outings build community and remind kids that it is still okay to have fun.
A monthly group that provides support, education, and resources to parents, caregivers, or any adult family member.
H.U.G.S. stands for Healing, Understanding and Giving Support. These programs bring grieving families together for extra support around four (4) holidays: Sibling’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and the Winter Holidays.
In October families are invited to participate in a one day retreat, Growing With Grief, Learning to Bloom Through the Cracks. This retreat is for families that have experienced suicide, homicide or overdose deaths.
Monthly programs on weekday nights that bring the whole family together with a focus on rebuilding a family after death.
Held over Zoom, Virtual Clubhouse Programs, Park Bench and Family Nights are also being offered. All programs are held once a month, except for Virtual Camp (Camp Good Mourning at Home) which is held once a year.
Camp Good Mourning is the highlight of the year for Kate’s Club members and volunteers! This special bi-annual gathering brings kids together in a traditional camp setting to enjoy activities, friendship and to learn how to deal with their grief in a positive way.
At Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, Georgia campers do outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, archery, paddle boating, rock climbing etc.
Campers also participate in grief support centered activities which support sharing their loss with their peers and learning new ways to cope with their feelings.