Grief & Loss in the Black Community: A conversation empowering children and families in communities of color to ask for help. A special podcast produced by Valerie’s House, Inc.
(With special guests Tasheekia Perry-Harris and Janee Robinson)
These two women have overcome many obstacles in their lives, including devastating losses.
Tasheekia is the founder of Crowning Daughters for Success, an enrichment program dedicated to building self-esteem for our youth, as well as the co-founder of Impact Dunbar, an empowerment program for young women. Tasheekia speaks to how teaching self-esteem and maintaining values are necessary for creating a better life and are very important in the healing process.
Janee and her daughter started attending Valerie's House after the loss of her daughter's father. Janee also works with children as a teacher and discusses how students express their grief in different ways.
Together, we look at their individual experiences with grief and how we, as a community, can better work together to help people find the support they need and deserve.
About Valerie’s House
Valerie’s House opened in January 2016 and has served more than 2,000 children and their families from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry counties. The organization provides a safe, comfortable place for children to share, grieve and heal together following the death of a close family member. Valerie’s House has three locations: 1762 Fowler St. in downtown Fort Myers, 819 Myrtle Terrace in Naples, and group therapy meetings at several churches in Charlotte County. For more information, visit www.valerieshouse.org, call (239) 204-5804, or email Angela@ValeriesHouse.org.Support the show