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Ted E. Bear Hollow Changes Name to Grief’s Journey

Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Koepsell
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NEW NAME AND LOOK FOR PREMIER LOCAL GRIEF SUPPORT ORGANIZATION 
Ted E. Bear Hollow Changes Name to Grief’s Journey 

(OMAHA, Neb.) Feb 7, 2017 — Furthering their commitment to providing free grief support for grieving children, teens and adults, Rebecca Turner, CEO of what was formerly Ted E. Bear Hollow, announced today that the organization will now be known as Grief’s Journey, effective immediately.  
“We received feedback that the name Ted E. Bear Hollow was confusing and didn’t align with our mission. Do we build teddy bears? Are we a childcare center? We learned our name suggested we only served young children, and was preventing key audiences — especially teens and young adults — from seeking our support,” Turner explained. “We want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to provide a safe place for grieving individuals and families to find hope, so we changed our name to Grief’s Journey to better align with our mission.”
Although the organization will have a new name, logo, tagline, look and feel, its mission and work remains the same. Currently, the organization offers programs for families, adults and youth ages 3-18 who are grieving a death or serious illness or injury. They also provide consultation and training for area schools and organizations who are addressing causes of grief in addition to bereavement, serious illness and injury.
Research indicates that unresolved grief correlates to issues such as poor school performance and emotional and behavioral concerns, whereas healthy coping leads to long-term success for the child, the family and the community.
“You could call this name change a hallmark of our commitment to responding to our community’s most critical grief support needs. We will continue to evolve and provide services so no one has to walk their grief journey alone,” Turner added. “Our new tagline sums up our core belief and commitment to doing our part to create a stronger community, because, as it states, ‘Together hope grows.’”
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About Grief’s Journey: 
Since 2001, Grief’s Journey (formerly Ted E. Bear Hollow), has been a welcoming, safe place where grieving children, teens and adults find hope. As the region’s cornerstone for grief support, Grief’s Journey provides free peer support programs as well as training, education and consultation throughout Nebraska and Iowa. Grief’s Journey relies on charitable contributions, special event income and volunteerism to support its free programs. For more information, visit www.griefsjourney.org.