HopeWest to use $10,000 grant for grief services for children

HopeWest has received a $10,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation to support grief and bereavement services for children in Western Colorado.

“We are so grateful to the New York Life Foundation for their investment in our HopeWest Kids program. Their generosity will allow us to continue helping grieving children and families at such a vulnerable time in their lives,” said Christy Whitney-Borchard, president and chief executive officer of HopeWest.

HopeWest provides grief education and counseling services in a five-county region of Western Colorado. HopeWest Kids offered services to a total of more than 600 children and teen-agers last year.

The New York Life Foundation created the Grief Reach program in 2011 to help providers offer grief support services to youth not served by existing programs. Nearly $6 million in grants since have been awarded.

HopeWest also operates an in-patient hospice center in Grand Junction and provides hospice and palliative care services in Western Colorado. For more information, call 241-2212 or visit the website located at www.HopeWestCO.org.