Support & Share Night Program

Our speaker for the month of October is Caprice Barre whose topic will be called “What Just Happened, her story”.

In an instant, our lives can be forever changed with the unexpected death of our loved one. One day, Caprice is a happily married young wife and mother whose expecting a future filled with togetherness. The next day, Caprice is a widow, the sole family breadwinner and a single mom to 3 children, the youngest being 9 weeks old.

Caprice speaks about her grief and how she came to terms with what just happened.

Caprice is currently a teacher and a past participant in our Bereaved Families loss of spouse 10 week group.

 

For over 35 years, this monthly program has been supporting individuals and families on their journey of grief.  It provides an educational component and a peer support group component. Each month we provide an opportunity for you to connect with others in one of the 5 peer support groups that are led by our understanding and compassionate volunteers.  The night begins with an educational talk, followed by an opportunity to connect with others who are grieving a similar loss to yours in a supportive group environment.  Groups are facilitated by trained, understanding volunteers who have grieved and experienced a loss similar to yours.  You are not alone.  You can see our past speakers and their topics here.

The 5 peer groups provided each month include:
Loss of Spouse
Loss of Child
Perinatal Loss
Loss of
Parent/Sibling/Friend
Loss by Suicide

When

The first Tuesday of every month, from 7–9 p.m.  No registration required.
(Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 2)

Cost

We ask for a donation of $10/person or $20/family for those who are able to contribute.  Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay.  

Where

St Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, lower hall, 2400 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa

Look for the sign on the side door of the church hall. Inside the church, take 10 steps and you’ll see stairs and an elevator to the lower level.

Transportation

Parking is available in the parking lot. For those taking public transit, OC Transpo Bus #8 stops in front of the church.

Information

Contact us for more information: (613) 567-4278 or office@bfo-ottawa.org