OBS partners with Faith’s Lodge to offer grants

The death of a child puts parents and families on a lifelong journey of grief and trying to come to terms with the loss. Whether it’s a miscarriage, stillbirth, illness, infant loss or other tragic or sudden death, the path that the bereaved are forced onto can be lonely and overwhelming.

Several of One Bright Star’s board members have experienced the death of a child and have found solace, hope and healing at a place called Faith’s Lodge, located in the northwoods of Wisconsin. It’s a place that provides retreats to families which offers hope, connection and support to parents and families coping with the death of a child. It’s an environment that was created to be a safe haven for grieving families to reflect, explore and just be with others who are going through a similar experience.

One Bright Star’s board of directors was presented with the idea of offering grants to families to be able to attend the retreats at Faith’s Lodge. It was researched, discussed and subsequently approved, to offer up to $500 in financial grants for couples to attend. This amount covers the cost to attend the four day and three-night stay retreat for one or both parents. Families are responsible for travel expenses to and from the venue located in Danbury, Wisconsin.

“Our ongoing mission is to support grieving families and to offer resources to help them heal and cope along their journey,” Executive Director of One Bright Star, Erica Fischer said. “Offering financial grants to retreats at Faith’s Lodge is another extension of who we are and what we do.”

Activities at the Faith’s Lodge retreats include: grief group discussions, one-on-one therapy, memorial remembrance activities, therapeutic arts and crafts, yoga, massage and nutrition programming and more. Guests have their own spacious suite with a private bathroom, fireplace, balcony/patio, reading area, desk and small refrigerator. Guests choose to do as much or as little connecting with others as they prefer while there. Meals and activities are included with each stay.

To learn more about Faith’s Lodge go to.www.FaithsLodge.org. To fill out a grant application, please click the button below. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Erica Fischer, Executive Director of One Bright Star via email at: director@onebrightstar.org

All grant applications are subject to One Bright Star Board of Directors approval.

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