Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss
Little Hands Session #1
Healing Hearts and Little Hands at Hamilton's, are grief programs especially for children, held periodically throughout the year. Each is designed to help children begin to recognize and understand the many feelings associated with the death of someone loved. With adult support, children can continue to discover and develop lifelong skills for coping with loss as a part of life.
Healing Hearts is for first through sixth-graders. Little Hands at Hamilton's is for children ages 3 ½ to 6 years old (Pre-school – Kindergarten). Each of these unique programs gives children a chance to interact with others their own age that have experienced the death of someone very dear to them. Through play, stories, games, songs, talking about feelings, art and conversations with a bunny puppet named "Hamilton," they find a comfortable place to express their thoughts and feelings.
Activities take place at Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, or our new West Des Moines facility Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines. Both programs are available to all children in our community at no charge. Pre-registration requested
By reservation: for children aged 3 1/2 - Kindergarten.