I joined Capital Caring in the fall of 2015 as the Program and Resource Development Coordinator in our Fredericksburg neighborhood. Before joining Capital Caring, I worked for a different local hospice in a similar capacity. When the position at Capital Caring became available, I was excited to be a part of it as I had been hearing such positive things from the local community about the care Capital Caring provides. The main focus of my position is to develop and coordinate children’s bereavement programs, including a children’s grief club in area schools, an annual children’s grief camp, and family-centered bereavement events. This job allows me to become a part of the most personal story in the lives of children and their families as they struggle to cope with the loss of a loved one. By supporting them along their grief journey, we are creating a pathway to healing and hope.

I am also a part of Capital Caring’s professional and dynamic resource development team to raise funds for our children’s bereavement programs. Because I work directly with the children and families we serve, I am able to encourage individuals, foundations, and businesses to support us financially by telling them an authentic story of the impact we make in children’s lives. I can’t imagine a more meaningful job to wake up to each day. Although the children’s stories of loss often lay heavy on my heart, I am comforted by my amazing co-workers who work alongside me, understanding the burden and the privilege it is to care for families at the end of life.