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Grief is not simple. HUGs is here to guide you through the journey.

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To provide a place for grieving children, families and friends to find comfort and support. We provide peer services such as support groups and family events as well as offer resource information and educating others we promote children’s grief awareness so that no child or individual ever feels alone in their grief.

With your help we can offer education and support to our community. Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be grieving. “Like” our Facebook page, HUGs from Cara.


Upcoming Events

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Mar 19

Day of Understanding

PERC Presbyterian Event and Retreat Center (previous Case Mansion on 108 South Street, Auburn NY 13021) It is a non-denominational event for children up through age 18. Registration is required.

Mar 7

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Mainly support meeting held First Thursday of every month, from 6:30-8pm.



Feb 25

Children's Grief Day
Awareness

An international observance created in 2008 by the Highmark Caring Place, Children's Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the third Thursday in November.

Memories

Cara Zentner was an Auburn resident whose life was cut short on January 29, 2011, due to a tragic accident in her home. She was 36 years old and left behind two young children and a family who loves and misses her more than words can say.

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Journal

We believe journaling helps with healing. Print your own journal to help write down how you are feeling each day throughout the week.

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Send HUGs

Meet Hugs, the lovable teddy bear. You can send a message from up above to your loved ones with our Send HUGs initiative. Along with Hugs the bear, your loved one will receive a personalized message from their angel above to help spread comfort and cheer on those tough days.

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To provide a place for grieving children, families and friends to find comfort and support. We provide peer services such as support groups and family events as well as offer resource information and referrals for assistance through other agencies as needed.