Roberta's House is a safe place where children, teens and adults discover that they are not alone in their grief and engage in mutual help. Children with their families share their feelings, memories and experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance with the love and support of trained volunteers.
Roberta's house volunteers with professional staff assist children, teens and adults on how to experience and express their feelings safely and in a healthy manner. Children work in small age appropriate groups utilizing creative activities to identify feelings and needs. Adults share in groups and are given resources to support them in their journey also. Working through the necessary grief task and understanding the essential needs of a child's grief allows families to support each other and communicate more effectively.
At Roberta's House we believe every individual has the capability of healing and positive memories can become the motivation to live fully and purposefully. At Roberta's House children/families and adults can receive the support they need and look to the future with confidence and hopeful anticipation to develop quality relationships.
OUR VISION: Safer communities and healthy families with healthy coping skills and positive outlooks on life.
OUR MISSION: We believe all children and families suffering the loss or death of a loved one should have support and a safe place to heal and recover; Roberta's House addresses grief and loss as a public preventative health service.
OUR CORE VALUE: HOPE Honoring the memory of those who have died by Offering opportunities to learn Positive and Empowering grief experiences.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We welcome adult volunteers who want to work with grieving children and families. We will train and offer placement in community programs. Volunteer training consist of 26 hours of training and background checks. Volunteers work in teams and are required to commit to one year of service with Roberta's House.
FAMILY PROGRAMS: We offer programs for all school age children and their families. The service is free.