Helping Hurting Hearts to heal
PGSS is a community based non-profit organization (501© (3)) formed in 1995, incorporated in 2001 to provide grief, loss and transition support within underserved populations. PGSS has established a program that recognizes that grief is a normal part of life and offers a safe place for children/teens to express those feelings, within their own communities.
The teen years are an especially difficult time to deal with loss as young people are torn between independence and the need now for support from parents and family. Precious Gems help provide programs for teens designed to help them cope with the overwhelming and intense emotions experienced with loss.
Children, just like adults, struggle to make sense of death and can misunderstand why death occurs. The confusion can lead to behavioral changes like withdrawal, angry outbursts, clinginess, difficulty concentrating, or changes in play. Precious Gems’s programs are designed to give children permission to grieve as well as healthy opportunities to express that grief in safe ways.