HopeWest has received a $35,000 Caring for Colorado grant to expand HopeWest Kids grief program to Meeker.

HopeWest Kids, the only program of its kind in western Colorado that provides grief and bereavement services to children, teens and their families who are coping with the serious illness or death of a loved one. Specially trained counselors offer grief education and counseling in Delta, Mesa, Montrose and Ouray counties and now, with this grant, Rio Blanco County. Last year, over 700 children and teens were served by HopeWest Kids.

“We are so grateful to Caring for Colorado,” said Christy Whitney, Founder and CEO of HopeWest. “Their generosity is helping us reach out to new areas to provide much needed support to kids at such a vulnerable time in their lives.”

About Caring for Colorado Caring for Colorado is a grantmaking foundation dedicated to improving the health and health care of the people of Colorado. The foundation was created by the Colorado State Legislature and endowed in 1999 as a non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization. The board of directors is appointed by the Governor of Colorado. For more information about Caring for Colorado visit www.CaringforColorado.org.

For more information about HopeWest, call (970)241-2212 or visit www.HopeWestCO.org.