There are no words. There is only before and after.
Every day throughout the world, families of every race, religion, and age must confront a devastating and unimaginable reality -- their child has died. Regardless of how or when a child dies, it always happens too soon, and leaves a sea of grief where previously there was hope and love.
EVERMORE is here to support all families who have lost a child, whether young or old, from accidents, violence, suicide, war, illness, natural causes, or disasters. We are working to build a more holistic societal support system, implement policies that help parents and families during a time of deep pain, and advance the science of parent and family bereavement.
To achieve our mission, EVERMORE is:
FOSTERING HOPE AND SOLIDARITY AMONG BEREAVED FAMILIES
We believe every child matters, young or old, before independent life has begun or as an octogenarian, every grieving parent deserves support, hope, and solidarity. No matter how your child died, no matter their age…all are welcome here.
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO CREATE SUPPORTIVE NETWORKS
We believe that every community organization—public or private—has a role to play. From emergency responders, to medical examiners, funeral homes, hospitals, employers, or from grocers, recreational centers to child care and many others, each institution can support families in their own ways.
CHANGING OUR NATION’S SOCIETAL NORMS TO STABILIZE FAMILIES
We believe that our nation can, and must, do better for families who experience one of life’s greatest hardships. By marshaling resources in all sectors of society to advance research, raise public awareness, and accelerate public policy, we can enhance family support and solvency.
EVERMORE knows that it will never diminish the lifetime of pain that families experience. But our hope is that the information, resources, and tools provided will support families through the flood of emotions and life changes that result from the death of a child.
We know the hardships that families endure, because losing a child...changes everything.