We hear stories about the victims of violence, but not always about those who are there to help comfort them. The Centering Corporation in Omaha reaches out to the community and the country.
Everything you see at its 72nd and Maple office will soon be placed into the hands of the heartbroken. “We are a grief and loss center." Janet Sieff is the executive director of the Centering Corporation. “I actually had some losses when I was a teenager and I didn't feel like there was anything out there for me, for my age."
Her personal experiences have motivated her to help the grieving. “Through resources they are able to get ideas and coping skills."
The nonprofit's staff is currently packing up boxes, filling them with valuable tools to help the victims of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. "There were 12 deaths and 58 people injured. That community is really needing support and resources."
With the deliveries will be a therapy doll. Children will be able to change the face to better reflect how they're feeling. “We haven't done just this, we started helping with national tragedies when the Oklahoma City bombing happened."
With every book they give they're telling the heartbroken and reminding all of us that we aren't alone. The Centering Corporation would be able to help more people with the help of donations. Visit centering.org for more information.