Footsteps, an expansion program of Saint Agnes Hospice, continues its 20-year tradition of supporting children and teens who have experienced a loss or change due to death. Its home grown, award-winning, expressive arts curriculum offers a healing bridge for communication among children, parents, grandparents and foster parents whose families are on the unpredictable passageway of grief. In 2010, 220 youth participated in Footsteps community- and hospital-based events.
Children and teens are placed in small groups with others of similar age and loss situations. Each group meets weekly for six weeks under the guidance of a trained facilitator. Concurrent parent/caregiver support groups are also an integral part of Footsteps.
For more information about Saint Agnes Footsteps, call them directly at (559) 450-5608.