Volunteers Needed for Stepping Stones
For information contact:
Karen Davidson, Bereavement Counselor
Hope Bereavement Services
Volunteers Needed for Stepping Stones Program —Three day volunteer training series for child bereavement program August 19-21—
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of children and their families?
Volunteers are needed for Stepping Stones, the Children’s Bereavement Program for Hospice Southwest at Southwest Washington Medical Center. Stepping Stones provides support for children, teens, and their families, as they work through their grief process and find healing. Volunteers are trained to listen and reflect in a support group setting with families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
The volunteer facilitator training sessions will be held on Thursday, August 19, from 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday, August 20, from 5:30pm - 9:00pm, and Saturday, August 21, from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Attendance is required at all sessions.
There is no fee for the training; however, we do ask volunteers to make a minimum commitment of one year to the program. Registration is required. To register for the training or for more information, please call 360.696.5120.
Hospice Southwest, a program of Southwest Washington Medical Center, provides care for the terminally ill and their families in their own homes, adult family care homes and extended care facilities. In addition, the Ray Hickey Hospice House bridges the gap between home and traditional inpatient care for hospice patients. The new hospice house offers local families an alternative home-like environment where loved ones may receive end-of-life care. At Hospice Southwest, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and volunteers works in partnership with the patient’s physician, to provide pain and symptom management, medical treatment and emotional and spiritual support. Hospice Southwest also offers a full array of bereavement programs for children and adults alike through the Stepping Stones Grief and Bereavement Center at Southwest’s Memorial Health Center.