The Center is excited to announce that we have set a date for our annual 

Healing Kids' Hearts Retreat!

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Hays Senior Center

Now accepting applications for participating children and volunteers.

About the Retreat

Healing Kids’ Hearts Retreat is for children aged 7-12 who have lost a loved one close to them.  The day’s activities provide children a safe and confidential environment to learn about healthy grief and loss in responding to the death of a loved one.  Led by trained volunteers, this retreat offers a variety of activities through which children learn that there are multiple ways to grieve.  They will learn positive ways to honor the person who has died and create lasting memories that can provide comfort.

A trained adult “buddy” is matched with each child to guide and support them through the day.

Activities include:
Creating special keepsakes
Music, drawing and writing
Balloon launch
...and many more!


Now accepting applications for participating children and adult volunteers. 

Click on the buttons to download the forms.  Fill out and return by email or snail mail by the deadlines below.

Children's Pre-Registration forms due by March 7, 2022

and all applications due by March 16, 2022