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Brighter Days Grief Center

Brighter Days Grief Center
CROWDRISE : Feb 10, 2018
Tax ID: 81-2770318
BASED: Eden Prairie, MN, United States


A Lifeline

Our Mission: To provide a private and compassionate space for individuals anticipating or enduring the death of a family member; to offer access to professional services and resources; and to instill hope by providing connection to others through peer-based events and activities.

Melody Richards had the dreaded knock at her door. In one instant, her life seemed to come to a screeching halt as the police officer informed her that her daughter had not survived a car accident. What followed were many weeks and months of looking for resources to help her and her family find a way to cope. While there were support groups here and there, she found no continual support for herself, her other children, or her parents whom were mourning her loss and the loss of their oldest granddaughter. When Melody met with us, her words were "I would have done anything for that police officer to hand me your card. I was drowning and I needed a lifeline."

Brighter Days Grief Center is that lifeline for grieving families. We are a Minnesota based nonprofit organization serving individuals anticipating or enduring the death of a beloved family member. Although we are a Grief Center providing necessary services and resources, we are so much more than that at our core. We are a community of families and professionals turned into staff, board and volunteers that are bound together by our own experiences.

These experiences, although personally painful, have inspired us to support and guide grieving families in ways that were not available to us. Our programs are designed to address the many layers that come with grief. We realize each family member grieves differently, and therefore has different needs. Our goal is to help determine those needs, and provide the resources to compassionately address them.

Overall, we hope to lessen the devastating impact that grief can have on a family as well as a community. By providing a compassionate space for people to gather, with access to crucial programs and services, we will work to help families and communities move forward together rather than apart. We do not take this lightly; we understand that "moving forward" can seem impossible, yet we believe with genuine care and compassion it truly is.

Tax ID: 81-2770318 •


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