Giving kids a safe place to heal
Betty's Hope empowers youth to manage grief in a responsive environment using education, tools and resources. The services and programming provided are based on the careful assessment of the needs of the Baton Rouge area – including the best practices of supportive counseling and the child/teen grief experience.
Loss of caregivers and important role models in a child/teen's life has numerous effects and outcomes. These may include a decrease in academic performance, changes in socio-economic status, homelessness, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, and involvement in criminal activity. Betty's Hope offers a range of programming, recognizing that children and teens grieve differently than adults, and have a need for grief support that specifically addresses these needs.
Betty's Hope launched a mobile programming module that addresses critical issues of access and transportation for the Baton Rouge community. It is available to East Baton Rouge Parish schools, community partners and hospitals on a scheduled basis, and according to the specific needs of our community sites and liaisons.
All services provided by Betty's Hope are offered free-of-charge, as a community service, and include:
- Peer Group Based Grief Support
- Community Advocacy & Awareness
- Parent/Caregiver Support
- Education & Resources
- Community Support & Training