Erin’s House for Grieving Children, which provides peer support groups for children, teens and young adults that have experienced the death of a loved one announced today that it was awarded a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life.
The grant will support their peer support groups and in-school programming, which provides a healthy outlet through which children, teens, and young adults can grieve, ultimately reducing the impacts of unresolved grief in adulthood.
“We are grateful for New York Life’s investment in Erin’s House peer support groups, which will change many lives for the better,” said Debbie Meyer, Executive Director of Erin’s House for Grieving Children. “Without the support from New York Life, we wouldn’t be able to provide our onsite peer support groups or in-school programming at no cost to the families that need them.”
“I’m proud to work for a company that encourages its agents and employees to devote their time, energy and talents to support the needs and priorities of their local community,” said Dan Doehrmann, an agent with the company’s Fort Wayne office and the person responsible for nominating the organization for the grant. “We are pleased that our partnership will have a long-lasting impact on Erin’s House and the families they serve."
The Community Impact Grant program awards grants of up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations which are championed by New York Life agents and employees to serve the needs of their local communities. Since the program’s inception in 2008, 387 grants totaling more than $5 million have been awarded to nonprofits across the country.