Pumpkin spice lattes. Steaming hot cocoa. Storefronts dressed in holiday style. ‘Tis the holiday season, a season filled with gaiety and Hallmark moments—unless you’re missing someone you love.
Many grievers say there is no harder time than the holidays.
The HUGS program—Holiday Understanding Grief Support—is a successful interactive program that provides comfort and support during one of the hardest times of the year.
What is HUGS?
HUGS is a workshop, sharing circle, and candlelight ceremony all rolled into one special event. Hosted by your organization and led by IGI staff, HUGS is a community outreach program that supports your families over the holidays.
We provide staff, workshop handouts, candles, music, marketing material, press release, and more—everything you need for a successful event.
1. Workshop to help cope with the holidays
2. Sharing circle
3. Candlelighting ceremony including candles and music
POSITIVE . . . I’ve watched our program attendance grow year to year from just a few people to rooms filled with hundreds. The impact is huge. —LINDA FINDLAY, VP of Aftercare