For the past ten years, we have been organizing meetings for bereaved families. Words and thoughts of the families are what keeps us going and organizing these meetings year after year. Their feedback and testimonials are our motivation and inspiration to try to push ourselves and these gatherings further each year. At the beginning, there were daylong meetings twice a year. Soon we realized these were not enough and left a lot unspoken at the end of the day. This is the reason we started doing full weekend-long meetings in 2009.
During these weekends, families can cry and laugh freely without feelings of guilt or embarrassment. Families can also switch off completely and thus regain their strength again.
Until 2015, meetings were open for families in our home care only i.e. families who spent their last moments with their terminally ill children at home with our support.
From 2015, in addition to our annual weekend meeting in September for these families, we organized one more meeting for bereaved families in June. For this one, we invited families who lost a loved one: child, mother, father, sibling or grandparent and who visit us regularly at the Counselling centre.