Abington Health foundation

2021 Grants for Good Winner

Abington Health Foundation
$20,000 towards its Safe Harbor Program

What is the grant for and how will it benefit the community?

The $20,000 grant from Invest in Others will be used to support Safe Harbor at AJH, a free bereavement support program. This program help children, teens, parents, and caregivers cope with the loss of a loved one through grief counseling, art/music therapy, support groups, day camps & more. The funding will support program development, expressive arts programming supplies, rental costs for a space to hold Camp Charlie, and staff salary.

In 2013 I lost my husband to suicide and our three kids, ages 12, 11, and 8, enrolled in Safe Harbor. Their support group was loss specific and age specific and I will always be thankful for this guidance and support. I created Team Kendrick, a running group to raise funds for supplies and my grown kids now volunteer in Camp Charlie. I recreated my career and am now a financial advisor for families in transition. I give 10% of my pay to Safe Harbor for a fund in memory of my late husband to support the Safe Harbor program/kids.