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Hope Starts Here
November 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm$15
A day for family and friends left behind after a loss to suicide.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center
One Covered Bridge Lane
$15 per person (includes lunch)
The Saturday before Thanksgiving is recognized as a national day for survivors of suicide loss to support loved ones left behind. This local day of hope is hosted by Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network with the support of many other caring people. We invite you to join us and special guest speaker, Gwen Kapcia.
Gwen is the Director of Program Development at Starlight Ministries. She is a licensed Social
Worker and certified in Thanatology. Gwen has been involved in grief work for her entire career,
spanning over 30 years. A majority of her years she was the Director of Grief Support at a large funeral
home in the Lansing area, which her role was to lead a suicide survivor group. In addition, her
experience includes facilitating support groups, teaching Educational series on grief, and providing
individual support. She has directed 6 summer camps for bereaved children. She speaks frequently for
community groups, churches and professional organizations and has extensive experience in helping
families who are hurting.
Together we walk this grief journey to find a purpose for our pain.