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Making a Difference in the Community

Local pastor, Jamie Cervantes, from First Church in Benton Harbor shared about his first experience with Lory’s Place and the grief work they provide to our communities.

“A couple months back, a child in our community was murdered. It happened a day or two before our youth group met. I knew that I needed Lory’s Place to come in, and that was the first time I saw them in action. They sent a male and a female counselor. We had about 16 kids, and I was beyond impressed by how they facilitated the talk. That night I learned more about those children than I had in several months of hanging out with them. It was really effective because they opened up a lot about how they felt and the way they see themselves and their neighborhood, and where this tragic event fit in, whereas a lot of times, they just kind of shut down, but they all spoke. Kids that hardly ever talk, talked.”

  • 106 DAYS of hospice care for uninsured community members
  • 1,200+ CONVERSATIONS for advance care planning
  • 3,171 COMMUNITY MEMBERS received grief support at Lory's Place
  • 1,768 STUDENTS used peer support by Lory's Place groups at area schools
  • $112K in BENEVOLENT CARE given at the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center

Donations Help Make More Moments and Healing Possible

We at Caring Circle and Lory’s Place want to express how honored we are to be a part of this community. It is a privilege like no other to serve the families who entrust their care journey with us. -

We are thankful to be able to give our love to so many, regardless of their ability to pay. Your financial support is essential. It allows us to keep going and bring local services like ours to neighbors and friends in need.

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