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Voices of Grief Support and Education Center

Grief is a Consequence of Love - Stephen Levine

Colorado Springs, CO   |  https://www.voicesofgriefcenter.org/

Mission

Our Vision: The Voices of Grief Support and Education Center works to transform the way people encounter grief. Our Mission: Our mission is to create supportive spaces to honor the natural process of grief and to educate our community in healthy expressions of grief and mourning.

Ruling year info

2022

Executive Director

Kathy Sparnins

Main address

P.O. Box 1457

Colorado Springs, CO 80901 USA

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EIN

88-1124290

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grief Support and Education Groups

Our fast-paced culture doesn’t encourage the sacred journey of our broken hearts. Our 6-week and 8-week Grief Support and Education Groups provide a safe place for people to integrate their loss and educate themselves around the challenges and misconceptions of grief.

Population(s) Served

These compassionate programs are helpful to anyone who is experiencing grief in their lives or wanting to learn more about helping friends or family who are experiencing grief or loss.

Population(s) Served

These programs offer specialized training on specific topics of grief for the professional community, as well as impacted family, friends, and caregivers. The featured topic for Fall 2022 is Exploring Grief After Suicide. This compassionate program will help anyone who wants to learn more about facing their own suicide grief and how to support suicide survivors. Supporting those experiencing suicide grief is an important aspect of suicide prevention.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Voices of Grief Support and Education Center

Board of directors
as of 01/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Wood

Arnold Sparnins

Karen Hilborn

Mittie Pedraza

Derek Krehbiel

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/03/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.