Comfort Care Packages

 A Comfort Care Package is the combination of a blanket and a book or a bear and a book that is donated to a child in a hospice or palliative care program in the State of Ohio, whether they are a patient in the program or the family member of a patient.

The blankets are donated to us from the Columbus Chapter of Project Linus. Project Linus is a National Organization that makes blankets for children in need. To contact a Project Linus Chapter in your area, visit their website at www.projectlinus.org. We have a special message in each Comfort Care Package to show our support to each child.

The message for each child reads:

 Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,
and the most patient of teachers.  ~Charles W. Eliot

 We hope this Comfort Care Package brings you
Smiles on your sad days,
Warmth on your lonely days,
Confidence that tomorrow will be better.

Won't you help us bring some comfort to a child who needs it?
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Hospice of Northwest Ohio is committed to providing support to the children in our community and we have provided Bobby’s Books training to nearly 70 schools in Northwest Ohio reaching to more than 25,000 students.

We are impressed with the Bobby’s Books program and curriculum.  We loved the fact that Pam Krenzke developed this easy to use tool for anyone who has the compassion and desire to help a child, of any age, cope with their grief. 

Bobby’s Books program empowers adults who are providing support to grieving children in a way that is unique to the loss.  The Train the Trainer session was informative, interactive and fun to participate in.  As grief counselors we have an understanding of what grief and loss for children looks like.  What makes the training session unique is it can be attended by anyone whether or not you have formal counseling training.  

The opportunities on how to use this program are endless and is only limited by the creativity of the individual using the program.  Another great tool within this program is the large bibliography offered regarding many types of grief/loss and for a variety of age groups including adults.  We recommend this program for your organization or community.  A must have program!!!

                           Dawn DeFalco, Bereavement Team Leader
                           Hospice of Northwest Ohio

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