Those coping with a violent loss are invited to ‘Hope & Healing’

A “Hope & Healing” program to remember people who have died a violent death by homicide, suicide or accident will be held on March 6 at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St.

The event will begin at 4 p.m., when art materials for individuals, families and children will be available to make memorials for those who have died. Counselors and trained volunteers will be present to assist. Refreshments, music and time for reflection will also be provided.

A “Remembrance Ceremony” will begin at 5:45 p.m. It will include readings, music and “messages of hope,” an announcement about the program said. Survivors will also share how they have coped after a sudden loss.

Registration is encouraged and may be made by calling 456-5451 or 888-345-8197 or sending an email to Jeanne Omer at jomer@hosparus.org.

The event is sponsored by Interfaith Paths to Peace, the Louisville Metro Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Hosparus Grief Counseling Center.

The announcement said the event was “made possible” by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the Muhammad Ali Center.

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