That is since I’ve written a blog for The Shore Grief Center! We have accomplished so much since the last post (11/2014).
In February 2015 we found the perfect location to hold groups and have a real “center” now. We’re in downtown Wake Forest, NC at 116 Brooks St. in a refurbished “mill house” dating back to 1920.
Since the advent of this huge step, we’ve added more grief groups. We started with one adult group; for survivors of suicide loss. We now have groups for kids (Cameron’s Kids Grief Group) and one for teens (Save the Teens Grief Group) and more for adults.
There are three new adult groups. “Lost Parents” for the loss of a child of any age by any means. There’s a general grief group that goes along with one held in North Raleigh. There’s also the Shore Widows group. We invite you attend the appropriate group for you.
To be more active in the vibrant downtown area, we will participate in Art after Hours every 2nd Friday at our Center. There will be art by local artists adorning our walls – I can’t wait to sign up artists for this!
We have two major fundraisers each year as well as small ones that pop up. In March there’s the “Comfort Food Cook Off” – a favorite of many locals. In November, we walk to remember those who have died.
As a way to get word out about our activities further, we make and sell “Shore Soap.” We sell these at local farmers markets and craft fairs. The soap smells wonderful – it’s as if you’re standing on the beach smelling the ocean. The soaps are in shapes that remind you of the sea as well: mermaids, starfish, and an assortment of shells.
Proof that The Shore has been busy and hopes you’ll come to visit sometime, buy some soap, join a group, donate to our efforts, or volunteer.
Thanks for being a member of the Shore!
Founder and Exec. Director