Thanks to your support of Uplift, this program year we have been able to serve more children and youth in Philadelphia than ever before.
Uplift’s Family Services groups have hosted 330 children and youth and 183 caregivers in grief support groups in East Falls, the Northeast, South Philadelphia, and West Philadelphia.
The School and Community team has provided grief groups for over 900 children and youth in 130 schools throughout Philadelphia, while also offering groups to justice-involved youth and the city’s LGBT community, as well as those mourning specific deaths such as homicide or overdose.
Post-Crisis Support for students, faculty, and staff members has been provided to over 25 school communities in need.
Over 500 professionals and caregivers have been trained in seminars and workshops imparting the knowledge and tools required to understand and respond to children’s grief.
But there is more to be done. One in 5 children in Philadelphia will lose a parent or sibling by the time they reach 25 years of age (190,094). The Wells Fargo Center would need to be filled to capacity for 10 events for each bereaved youth to have a seat.