United Way for Clinton County proudly presented a check for a formalized bereavement program to Stephanie Kozuch, Clinton Prairie School Counselor and member of Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition Board of Directors, and Lorra Archibald, Executive Director of Healthy Communities.
United Way for Clinton County was awarded this funding from the Lilly Endowment and Indiana United Ways, with a portion of the funds being specifically directed towards Mental Health.
Stephanie Kozuch discovered a gap in our mental health services in Clinton County. In her grant application she stated, “Clinton County has been in need of a formalized bereavement program for many years, but with the impact of COVID-19 on the death rate, it is imperative that we fill this gap in services for our community.” She continued, “The death of someone we love is a life changing experience that forever affects who we are and how we view the world, thus this program will have a lasting meaningful impact on the participants. Providing a formalized bereavement program can help the individual or entire family through the process impacting their overall l mental health.”
The program, BRIDGe (By Remembering, Develop and Grow) is through a partnership with Guardian Angel Hospice and Healthy Communities. BRIDGe is an 8 session group meeting. Meetings are two hours and will begin with a complimentary dinner.
This program will be offered to anyone in Clinton County that is interested in attending. This program is designed to help individuals and families. For more information and to register, call Stephanie Kozuch at 765-212-1808.