In The Community

Center for Grieving Children - Love Really Counts Auction & Gala

More than 700 flocked to Thompson's Point as the The Center for Grieving Children, Maine celebrated the 2018 Love Really Counts Auction and Gala held the evening of February 9th.

The Center for Grieving Children, based in Portland, Maine, serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education.

Since its founding in 1987, the Center for Grieving Children has served more than 66,000 children, teens, and their families.
Last year, the Center relied on volunteers who contributed 24,000 hours of support. Our community-oriented work place is staffed by 10-12 full- and part-time staff members, and regularly assisted by multiple volunteers and interns in different capacities. The Center is governed by a 25-member board of directors.

The Center’s mission is to provide loving support that encourages the safe expression of grief and loss and fosters each individual’s resilience and emotional well-being. The Center reaches individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, and relies on financial contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations, United Way, and special events. The Center is a 501(c) 3 organization.

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Photography by Dave Dostie@

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