Bereavement Capital Campaign

Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center – Capital Campaign

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation announces its capital campaign for a permanent home for the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center. The center currently occupies office space on 61 Spring Street in Newton. The public portion of the capital campaign, launched on October 1, 2016, will run through the end of Spring 2017 with a goal of raising $350,000.

Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT, Director of Bereavement at the centers said they are looking for a space to expand the services that are currently offered. “In 2015 we offered individual counseling to more than 915 people from the Spring Street office, that doesn’t include the number of people that attend group support meetings from the location,” said Sebzda.


Help support the Bereavement Center – Make a Donation today.

“Our services are completed funded by donations from the community. We never turn anyone away based on their ability to pay. Support is critical to those who have lost a loved one. People are here to listen to individuals’ stories and encourage the healing process,” said Cecelia Clayton.

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Your Donations Help:

  • 100% of the money raised goes to support programs for those in need so we can continue to offer support groups, scholarships for children’s bereavement art programs and more. The capital campaign for a permanent location means we can better focus our attention on helping those who need help in a safe, comfortable and caring environment.
  • We need additional private rooms for one-on-one counseling, a large conference room for workshop space, staff meetings and in-service seminars, smaller classrooms for webinars and staff training and a special room dedicated to families and play therapy.
  • Families and children who are grieving.
  • We are always developing new programs. A new facility with better visibility in the community, better parking, and a centralized location will help us to be able to have meetings and events on the weekends, and evenings and attract more volunteers. We will build upon the excellent programs that we currently offer.

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Let’s Talk!

Thank you for making a difference. Email John Quinlan or call 973-383-0115 or 800-882-1117.


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