The Grief Walk was formed on the principles of helping others through their grief. Through educational workshops or one-on-one companion support, we offer assistance on your journey toward adapting to the "new you" after loss has occurred. No matter which side of the Grief Walk you are oncoping with the loss of a loved one or supporting someone else through their griefwe are here to help.

Gina Farago is an award-winning writer, as well as former Hospice volunteer, where she received training in their Kids Path program. She worked for an early childhood educational publisher for eight years before becoming a full-time writer and editor.

Gina and her toy poodle Skittles, a (now retired) therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International, have volunteered at Victory Junction Gang Camp, which serves children of all ages with chronic and debilitating diseases. They provided pet therapy to Guilford County, NC, Hospice patients and visited with residents in nursing homes throughout the Greensboro area, then volunteered at Carteret Health Care after moving to Beaufort, NC. In addition, Gina has frequently traveled, giving presentations regarding her books and research to organizations such as the NC Library Association and to many literary festivals and conventions. She specializes in audience participation to enhance the learning experience.

Rev. Michael Cecil has been an ordained minister since 1992. He was a pastor or assistant pastor of 5 churches from 1985-1998 and volunteered as a hospital chaplain for 8 years. Rev. Cecil specializes in bereavement support and has attended seminars special to that field, such as "Death, a Grief Seminar" and "How to Minister to the Family of the Deceased." He is a graduate of the Liberty University with a Bachelor's Degree in Religion and has officiated weddings and funerals. "I have counseled many people during their grief," Rev. Cecil says of his 20+ years of experience in the bereavement support and ministry field. The Grief Walk is excited to welcome Rev. Cecil to our team as lead Minister and Spiritual Counselor!

     Barbara Bane has more than 25 years of experience in providing services to people with needs, first as the administrator of adult care homes for aged and disabled adults and, for the past 5 years, working for a nonprofit hospice to coordinate volunteer services provided directly to patients and families in their homes, long-term care facilities, and at an inpatient hospice facility. Having a heart for veterans in hospice, she had a lead role in developing the We Honor Veterans veteran-to-veteran volunteer recruitment and training program to provide services to veterans and families at end of life. She has walked the grief walk herself and supported many others on that path. We  gratefully welcome Barbara to the organization as she brings her experience and skills to assist in our program development with her strong belief that no one should have to navigate through grief without support,understanding, and practical resources to cope and move forward. 

             We've walked the walk. Let us help you with yours.

To schedule a workshop or receive additional information, please contact:

 

admin@theyearningtree.net

 

Resource available at Amazon.com and other online retailers, or may be ordered through your local bookstore.

 

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Softcover, 40 pp

25 color photographs

A portion of the proceeds goes toward printing additional books to donate to charitable organizations such as Hospice and more.

 

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