About 2.5 million people die in the United States annually, each leaving an average of five grieving people behind. Losing a loved one is an especially challenging time for all families despite the circumstances of their passing. As an organization that began when our Founder, Alex Sheen, lost his father, we recognize the need for support and compassion for these families.
That is why we have created our Bereavement Support program, which works alongside our Resiliency Training program, to help bereaved families find comfort and closure in this difficult time. The culmination of our Resiliency Training program is a capstone project where participants complete a service project aimed at helping bereaved families who have lost a loved one,; thereby giving participants a sense of purpose while also helping others. Participants use their individual skills and creativity to support those who are dealing with loss in their lives.
We are still looking to connect with bereaved families who would be interested in being a part of this network for our participants to help. If you or a loved one has lost a family member and would like to be a recipient of our program, we ask that you fill out the form on this page below. If you would like to learn more about the service project, see the 3 capstone options below.
3 Ways We Can Help
Each participant will choose one of three project options for their capstone. Each of these options is briefly outlined below.
This capstone project is the creation of a unique project to help the bereaved individual or family memorialize their loved one.
This capstone project involves creating a unique fundraising project to help the bereaved individual or family raise money for a specific cost or need.
- Practical Support
This capstone project involves identifying a practical way to provide support to the family during their time of need.