The MISS Foundation, now in its 25th year, with over 500 active providers and volunteers in nearly every state in the U.S. and 14 countries around the world, has served hundreds of thousands of bereaved families in their darkest hours. We provide counseling, advocacy, research, education, and support (C.A.R.E.S.) to grieving families in their communities. However, much more specialized care is necessary to help these families cope with the overwhelming experience of loss. The Selah House Respite Center and Carefarm, our capstone project, is the first green vegan carefarm in the United States and serves traumatized and bereaved families from all over the world. All our providers who help families at the Selah House receive specialized training in traumatic grief.
Despite the high incidence of traumatic grief in communities around the world, there is no place like this anywhere. Bereaved and traumatized families need a safe place to go in crisis. A place where their grief is honored and held. A place where they are safe to feel, to remember, and to connect to a community. Until now, no such place has existed. We are about to change that.