These programs are for children ages 5-18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. To attend these programs, families must complete an application and go through an orientation
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Offered at our Clubhouse in Atlanta and focus directly on teaching communication skills, grief coping strategies and life skills through six initiatives:
Members can attend a full or half day program each month, where they participate in social, recreational, and therapeutic group activities led by therapists, artists, and a variety of people with special skill.
Three times per year members participate in a purely recreational outing. 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.
Monthly group for parents, caregivers, or any adult family member that provides support, education, and resources.
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.
These 4 week groups provide support for the whole family and are loss-specific such as 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.
Camp Good Mourning
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, kids swim, hike, rock climb, play music, make arts and crafts and attend the annual camp dance.
Children also participate in grief support activities which support sharing their loss with their peers and learning new ways to cope with their feelings.
In collaboration with Abby’s Angels, a Coweta-based non-profit, Kate’s Club is now offering social and therapeutic programming for families experiencing life after the death of a parent, primary caregiver or sibling. Programs are held at Odyssey Charter School one Sunday a month from 4:00-6:00 PM. Heather Cohen, our Coweta Coordinator, will be your contact person for this site.
Heather Cohen, MA
Heather has been involved with Kate's Club for 2 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida, and her Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia. She is completing her PhD in Communication Studies at UGA, where she specializes in how children and teens use communication to cope with grief and loss. Her favorite part of Kate's Club is watching members' grief journeys unfold in their own unique way.