Lory's Place receives $10,000 toward grief alliance work

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - Lory's Place, a Corewell Health South program that supports grieving individuals, received a $10,000 grant from the Berrien Community Foundation to continue grief alliance work in Benton Harbor.

The grant will support one year of grief work, helping the Community Grief Alliance program and Community Grief Brunch.

The Community Grief Alliance was created in 2019 to continue the work of Lory's Place in Benton Harbor. Lory's Place addresses the complicated grief needs in communities that have health disparities and higher death rates.

Community Grief Brunch is free and gives individuals a safe environment to share their grief stories with others.

“We know many of our friends and neighbors are hurting and for people to heal well they need to mourn well,” said Stephanie Kohler-Pagan, director of Lory’s Place, Corewell Health South. “This program gives people an opportunity to share a meal and to tell stories about the people in their life who have died. It’s a safe space to connect with others who understand the significant feelings associated with the death of a loved one and begin to take steps in their grief journey.”

Click here or call 269-983-2707 to learn more about services with Lory's Place and community grief events in the area.

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