Bay Area LIFE: Family Taylor Foundation helps children dealing with loss

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Discover a special organization giving hope to children dealing with loss. (KGO)

Discover a special organization giving hope to children dealing with loss.

Click here for information on the Taylor Family Foundation

The Taylor Family Foundation's mission is to preserve the wellness and enhance the quality of life for children in Northern California living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk through unique therapeutic experiences and support. TTFF offers an incomparable opportunity to children and their families by providing therapeutic recreation, specialized support and resources. Located on 138 acres of beautiful land nestled in Livermore, TTFF's camp hosts a racially and socio-economically diverse group of 3,000 children with chronic medical, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk for over 30 camp sessions throughout the year-at no charge. Now in our third decade, we have served more than 45,000 children, providing support to nearly 80,000 families in Northern California.

Click here for information on Camp Hope.

Camp Hope is a free weekend camp for children, ages 6 to 17, who have experienced the loss of a significant loved one. The mission of Camp Hope is to provide a safe environment for grieving kids and teens as they share memories, make new friends, and have fun. Attending camp gives these children the opportunity to be with other children who understand their unique experience. They tend to feel less alone and can begin to develop hope for the future. Camp Hope is staffed by volunteers who have all experienced loss in their own lives. This unique perspective allows them to easily connect and help the children as they move through the grieving process. Attending Camp Hope is about sharing memories, making new friends, expressing feelings, trying new activities, having fun, receiving support, and learning that one is never alone in their grief.
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