Be a guiding light
Empowering bereaved children and young adults to move forward with courage.
WELCOME TO PROJECT FIREFLIES
The mission of Project Fireflies is to support children and young adults who have suffered the loss of a parent or sibling, by providing opportunities that bring families together, give joy and encourage communication.
Our vision is to reduce the risk of suicide and overdose by raising awareness of the mental health impact that grief causes in children and young adults.
"Children, after all, are not just adults-in-the-making. They are people whose current needs, rights and experiences must be taken seriously."
— Alfie Kohn
Spreading Joy Can Make A Difference
According to Mental Health America, studies have shown:
Laughing can strengthen your heart and lungs, reduce anxiety, promote relaxation and alleviate pain.
Positive thinking can reduce stress and improve your ability to handle challenging situations.
Spending time doing things you enjoy with people you love can provide a necessary distraction from issues at hand. It can provide social support and lift your spirits.