Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The executive director of Imagine, a Center for Coping With Loss, believes all who grieve are on a journey but they shouldn't have to walk alone.
Mary Robinson imagines a world in which grief, loss and trauma are transformed into resiliency, empathy and compassion. She envisions children who have suffered significant sadness growing up emotionally healthy and leading meaningful and productive lives. Robinson, no stranger to grief, is living proof that out of sorrow can come hope and healing. The executive director of Imagine, A Center for Coping With Loss, slated to open in Westfield on Monday, May 7, lost her father at 14. During open houses for the non-profit organization, Robinson describes the center's mission and, with soul-baring honesty, recounts how losing their dad left an indelible mark on both her and her brother. "One man came on a tour and heard me share my story of …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The Westfield community donated prizes to help raise funds for Good Grief and equipment for the high school.
As teenage girls dressed in neon pink lace tights run past a row of lockers and the loud, echoing sounds of pop music reverberate through the hallway, you begin to think, is this a scene from 'Glee?' Westfield High School’s Student Government (SG) hosted a Dance-a-Thon Friday night to raise funds for Good Grief, a resource center that provides counseling to grieving children and their loved ones, as well as causes within the school, such as purchasing new technological aides for the school. The New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC) chose Good Grief as the charitable organization who would be, for this year, the beneficiary all New Jersey’s schools student government association’s patronage. “The charity is really important to …
Friday, February 17, 2012
The center for coping with loss has named its board of trustees.
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Friday, February 17, 2012
In a press release, Mary Robinson, executive director of Imagine A Center for Coping With Loss, outlined the center's mission and future goals: "Imagine is a new year-round grief support center for children, teens, parents and adults opening in Westfield this spring. The mission of Imagine is to support all those coping with loss and to foster resilience and emotional well-being for all those who grieve. Founded by Mary Robinson, MA, CT, who is also the Founder of Good Grief in Morristown, with startup funding from The Thomas Glasser Foundation, Imagine will serve youth age 3-18 who are coping with loss due to the death of a parent or sibling. Parents and guardians participate in concurrent support groups. In 2013 Imagine will expand to …