The illness and loss of a child is one of the most difficult things a parent or a family can experience. One of the goals of the Forrest Spence Fund is to connect families with counseling and support groups. If a family loses a child, we refer them to professional counseling and pay 100% of the cost. We are working together with the Christian Psychological Center in Memphis to make sure that families receive the emotional care that they need. For families outside the Memphis area, we ask they find an appropriate counselor and we will help cover the cost.
The counselors help families in dealing with the stages of grief, coping with the loss, and the impact of the death on their family. This is such an important step in healing for the families in our community.