Healing House-Hope for Grieving
Children is pleased to announce the kick off our Capital Campaign, "Where
hope is found.Ē
decades of providing support to grieving children across Acadiana, Healing
House has grown along with the community it serves. As the only childrenís
grief center within a 200 mile radius, each year hundreds of children are given
a safe space to work through the death of a parent or sibling with a dedicated
support staff.Now we are embarking on a
Capital Campaign to ensure no child in Acadiana will ever have to grieve alone.
2.5 acre property, located on Beadle Road in Lafayette, will serve as a refuge
for grieving families. The expansive outdoor space will provide room for a
meditation garden, labyrinth, childrenís play area, and a place for families to
gather and connect with others grieving the loss of their loved one.
new larger facility, named Randonís Place at Healing House, in
memory of Mrs. Randon Constello, will
allow Healing House to more than double the number of grief support groups
being offered, thus eliminating our current waiting list, and providing ample
space for future families requesting services. Randonís Place at Healing House will feature expanded program areas
allowing for specialized support groups based on how the childís loved one died
(extended illness, suicide, homicide, etc.),definitive spaces for adult caregivers to participate in their own
support groups, and an extensive resource library available to the community.
Our new facilityís namesake, Randon Costello, was a wonderful
daughter, wife and mother of Catherine, Ella and Jack. She had a
contagious smile and warmth that drew you close to her. Randon was blessed with
grace and wisdom, love and compassion, kindness and hope. Randonís Place at
Healing House is a tribute by her family to her faith in God, her sweet
character, her love for others, humble manner, uncanny wisdom and enduring hope
and perseverance. Randon was and is an undyinggift to those who had the good fortune
of knowing her. She will live on through her children, and the attributes
she shared with others will continue through Randonís Place at Healing House,
opening a pathway to a brighter and more compassionate future.
Randonís Place at the Healing House will be a beautiful,
comforting, and safe refuge for grieving children both now, and for the next
twenty years, as we continue to service families in Acadiana.
Click "Donate" at the top left of this page to become a part of spreading hope, healing, and kindness to the grieving children of Acadiana.