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|Record #: CND0609||Last Modified: 12 May 2020||Last Full Update: 12 May 2020|
|Alternate Name||BFO- Midwest ; BFO-MR ; CV19|
|Areas Served||Waterloo Region ; Wellington County|
|Description & Services|
|Description (Service)||Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region provides peer support to bereaved families, children and individuals in Waterloo Region, Guelph and Wellington County. Our programs include 8-week peer support groups for parents grieving the death of an infant and parents grieving the death of a child (of any age). Our Living with Loss program is an open, mixed-loss group for adults (18+) meeting each month in Cambridge, Kitchener, Guelph and Mount Forest. We also have a Living with Loss group specifically for those grieving a substance use death (drugs or alcohol). This group meets in Kitchener. No registration is required for Living with Loss groups. Our Healing Little Hearts program is professionally-led and for children ages 4-12. A concurrent group for parents/caregivers is held alongside the children’s group. Lastly, our Good Grief group is for teens ages 13-17 led by bereaved volunteers and a registered Social Worker.
BFO-MR also offers memorial events and a lending library with grief-related books and resources.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm|
|Application||Online registration is required for our groups for parents and Healing Little Hearts for children.
Living with Loss requires no registration. All our programs are self-help, mutual aid.
|Service Categories||Bereavement Support Groups|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/BFOMR
|Primary Contact||Carly Kowalik, Program Coordinator, Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Jaime Bickerton, Executive Director, Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region; Email: email@example.com|
|Address and Location Information|
|Public Comments||While programs in our affiliates' offices are suspended, we're offering text-based live support for grieving people through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Our volunteers are all bereaved people trained by professionals to provide this service.
On all platforms @bfoprovincial
|Located In Community||Kitchener|
|Address & Map||
The Family Centre
65 Hanson Ave, Ste 1042
Kitchener, ON N2C 2H6
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|Intersection||Homer Watson Blvd. and Ottawa St. S|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|