People are beginning to understand that children experience and express grief differently than adults. As a response to these unique needs, Jewish Community Services (JCS) has established the Mitchell David Center for Hope and Healing. With support from The Mitchell David Endowment Fund, this new initiative expands services for the families, children, and teens who have experienced a loved one’s death, with special consideration for families who have lost a child. The Mitchell David Center is here to help both the family as a unit and each individual understand their grief and learn to live side by side with both loss and life. The Center addresses the well-being of families and children with a variety of programming such as coping strategies for the holidays, wellness and self-care workshops, art, journaling and gardening projects, as well as traditional support groups.