In grief, everything is connected. There are the thoughts, feelings, and actions we take after a loved one dies. There are the connections we choose to maintain with the mementos we save and the stories we share, and there are the legacies we retain and carry forward.
Grief connects all of us. As a supporter of Uplift Center for Grieving Children, your connection to us may be personally shaped by your own grief journey. Like the children and families who attend Uplift’s programs, you may have also lost a parent or caregiver while you were still a child. Your connections to grief likely include a constellation of supports. Below, we’ve created an infographic of the systems and supports in Philadelphia that intersect for the children and families in Uplift’s grief groups.
Today, we invite you to connect with Uplift and with the work we’ve accomplished since our founding in 2000. Your donations enable us to act as a connector and uplifter for grieving children and families in Philadelphia.
- Judi’s House. Judi’s House / JAG Institute, June 28, 2021. CBEM Data Tables. Retrieved from https://judishouse.org/research-tools/cbem/cbem-data-tables/.
- Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Data Lab (2022). PhilaStats. Retrieved from https://philadelphiapublichealth.shinyapps.io/philastats/.
- The Pew Charitable Trusts. Philadelphia 2022: The State of the City. The State of the City | The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Charitable Trusts, April 20, 2022. Retrieved from https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2022/04/philadelphia-2022-state-of-the-city.
- “Testimony on Youth Mental Health.” Uplift Center for Grieving Children. Uplift Center for Grieving Children, April 4, 2022. Retrieved from https://upliftphilly.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Testimony-on-Youth-Mental-Health-Final.pdf.