Mission of Kate's Club:To empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.
Vision of Kate's Club: A world where it is okay to grieve.
The Kate's Club approach is based on four cornerstones; all of which support an environment where grieving children and their families can re-engage in life and turn a potentially debilitating loss into an opportunity for growth.
Fun- Laughter really is the best medicine. Providing an opportunity to laugh provides them an opportunity to live.
Community- Death and grief are not openly discussed in American society. Providing children with a peer group of other children and mentors that share this similar experience rebuilds a fundamental, social foundation currently not being provided in many communities, including Atlanta.
Safety- Sharing cannot occur unless someone feels safe. Kate's Club is focused on creating a healing environment where participants find comfort in sharing when they are ready.
Long-term- Children who lose a loved one are at greater risk for behavioral issues two years after the loss than they were either immediately or one year after the loss. Recognizing that grief is a long term issue and not an event, Kate's Club provides long term support to children as they face the challenges of life after a loved one has died.
Volunteer responsibilties may include monitoring and supervising children, facilitating activities, offering emotional support and being a positive role model. Kate's Club offers programs twice a month on Saturday/Sundays from 9-4:30pm. Programs include many different experiential activities to help kids learn healthy coping strategies to help them manage the intense feelings surrounding their loss.