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Location: Christ United Methodist Church
8450 US 31 South
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Death is a part of the life cycle, but it’s especially difficult for children to grasp and make sense out of it, particularly when they lose a loved one. That’s why Franciscan Health Hospice offers children their own support groups.
Caterpillar Kids is a free four-week support program that offers learning experiences for children ages 5 to 12 who've experienced the death of a loved one. Youngsters participate in storytelling, art projects, games and other sharing opportunities. Parents also are invited to participate in a concurrent session to assist them in supporting their children.
Classes meet at Christ United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, one mile north of the Greenwood Park Mall. There is no fee, but registration is required. Program meets for four consecutive weeks on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. An adult bereavement group for the family will meet across the hall from the where the children participate. Adults are not required to stay for the adult group.
To register for Caterpillar Kids Ages 5 - 12, or for more information on any of our bereavement services or support groups, call Chaplain Karla Riggs Norton (317) 528-2636.