Surviving parents and siblings need special help to see each other through their loss.
Surviving parents and siblings need special help to see each other through their loss.

After the death of a child, Friends of Karen continues our relationship with the family. Every family member experiences loss in a different way and we support families on an individual and as-needed basis. We help these families through the grieving process and onto the healing process.

  • Assistance with funeral arrangements and expenses.
  • Counseling and support for parents and siblings through home visits.
  • Acknowledgment of anniversary dates with cards, flowers and memorial candles.
  • Referral and financial assistance for bereavement counseling.
  • Age-appropriate books for siblings on the subjects of cancer, death and bereavement.
  • Our Memorial Quilt program is an act of remembrance of each child through a lasting work of art. Each quilt square is lovingly designed by family members in their child’s memory. The quilts are displayed at events throughout the year.