Bereaved Families of Ontario

Site: Durham Region

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-579-4293
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-4870
Fax 905-579-7403
Located In Community Oshawa
Address & Map
948 Simcoe St N
Oshawa, ON L1G 4W2
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Intersection Simcoe St and Beatrice St
Contact Information
Primary Executive Jane Carter, Executive Director
Description & Services
Description (Service) Association of bereaved families who have lost a child * support system to help families cope with the loss of a child * small groups of 8-10 people meet weekly with two trained bereaved group facilitators for a period of 10-12 weeks * an opportunity to meet with another bereaved parent involved with the program * Family Support Nights three times a year * education, support and opportunity for discussion in an atmosphere of mutual understanding * leadership training is provided for volunteers (who are bereaved parents) to facilitate group sessions * grief and bereavement specialists assist in development of programs and training of volunteers * group support for siblings - children and adolescents * referral into the community for other support 
Angels Tree of Light held in November to remember deceased loved ones * Walk to Remember held in first Sunday in March
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-3 pm
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Bereaved families
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Elections AGM June
Meetings Afternoon drop-in 3rd Monday of every month 1 pm-3 pm * evening drop-in 2nd Wednesday of each month 7 pm-9 pm * evening drop-in 4th Thursday of every month 7 pm-9 pm * Infant Loss Drop-in 7 pm-9 pm first Monday of each month
Physical Access Not Accessible
Service Categories Bereavement Support Groups ~ Adolescents ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Children ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Parents ; Volunteer Opportunities

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