3 things to know this school year

Published on August 21, 2014



As the school year gets started, Alive Hospice wants you to know how kids can get the support they need after a loss and ways they can get involved and make a difference in their communities.
Also, we hope you'll read below to find out how YOU can help a child in need. Touch a life!
Dianne-2.jpgKids grieve too, and that's why Alive Hospice offers grief counseling for children and teens throughout the school year. In fact, Alive Hospice has three children's grief counselors who are specially trained in helping kids who have lost loved ones.
If you know a child who's grieving, we're here to help. Here's who to call:
Did you know? Our children's grief support services are available to any child in the community, not only family members of Alive Hospice patients.
How can you help: A donation of only $30 can provide a children's grief counseling session. Click here to donate online!

new-friends2.jpgBeing a teen can be hard, and losing someone you love is one of the hardest things there is. How do you cope with grief and loss? Where can you go to find someone who understands? 

The Alive Teen Retreat is just the place. This Oct. 17-19 weekend getaway helps youths (8th through 12th grades) see that they’re not alone as they meet teens going through the same thing.
Held each fall at a beautiful lakeside camp in Rutherford County, the Alive Teen Retreat is full of activities that help kids find inner strength and hope. It’s a life-changing experience!
For more information or to register, call 615-346-8680 or click here.
How you can help: A donation of only $30 can send a grieving teen to the Alive Teen Retreat. Click here to donate online!
If you know a special teen who’s looking for a way to volunteer, check out the volunteer opportunities at Alive Hospice! We have a teen volunteer program for students who are age 15 or older.
Service opportunities include:
  • Helping in the office
  • Visiting Alive Hospice patients
  • Pet therapy visits with an adult
  • Fulfilling special wishes for patients by starting a DreamCatchers Club with schoolmates
Volunteers receive training and are mentored by experienced volunteers and Alive Hospice staff. For more information, call our Volunteer Services Department at 615-327-1085. Teens can fill out an application here.
For younger kids: If your class or group would like to brighten someone's day, our patients would love hand-drawn cards and art sending warm wishes! Call 615-327-1085 for more information.