Capital Campaign: Where Hope is Found
Healing House-Hope for Grieving Children is pleased to announce our Capital Campaign, “Where hope is found.”
After two decades of providing support to grieving children across Acadiana, Healing House has grown along with the community it serves. As the only children’s grief center within a 200 mile radius, each year hundreds of children are given a safe space to work through the death of a parent or sibling with a dedicated support staff. Now we are embarking on a Capital Campaign to ensure no child in Acadiana will ever have to grieve alone.
The 2.5 acre property, located on Beadle Road in Lafayette, will serve as a refuge for grieving families. The expansive outdoor space will provide room for a meditation garden, labyrinth, children’s play area and a place for families to gather and connect with others grieving the loss of their loved one.
The new larger facility, named Randon’s Place at Healing House, in memory of Mrs. Randon Costello, will allow Healing House to more than double the number of grief support groups being offered, thus eliminating our current waiting list, and providing ample space for future families requesting services. Randon’s Place at Healing House will feature expanded program areas allowing for specialized support groups based on how the child’s loved one died (extended illness, suicide, homicide, etc.), definitive spaces for adult caregivers to participate in their own support groups, and an extensive resource library available to the community.
Our new facility’s namesake, Randon Costello, was a wonderful daughter, wife and mother of Catherine, Ella and Jack. She had a contagious smile and warmth that drew you close to her. Randon was blessed with grace and wisdom, love and compassion, kindness and hope. Randon’s Place at Healing House is a tribute by her family to her faith in God, her sweet character, her love for others, humble manner, uncanny wisdom and enduring hope and perseverance. Randon was and is an undying gift to those who had the good fortune of knowing her. She will live on through her children, and the attributes she shared with others will continue through Randon’s Place at Healing House, opening a pathway to a brighter and more compassionate future.
Randon’s Place at the Healing House will be a beautiful, comforting and safe refuge for grieving children both now, and for the next twenty years, as we continue to service families in Acadiana.
Room sponsorships are still available. Please contact Kim for more information.