the 26 foundation
The 26 Foundation was founded with the goal of ensuring that anyone in their 20's or younger who loses a parent has the necessary tools and community to help them navigate grief.
The loss of a parent is tough for anyone, but it is uniquely challenging during your formative years as an adolescent and young adult.
Whether you are trying to help a friend, a family member, or you yourself are grieving, we are here for you.
Grief works better out loud.
“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
What we Do
Financial Support for Grief Counseling
A Community of Like-Experiences
Grief counseling or therapy is a valuable tool in helping ourselves navigate the emotional and physical responses we experience after the loss of a loved one. Often times, even with insurance, this type of care can be costly and unattainable. At The 26 Foundation, we believe that you deserve access to grief counseling regardless of the cost.
We will all grieve the loss of a loved one at some point in our lives. However, grieving the loss of a parent, especially at a young age can be exceedingly difficult. This can often leave us wondering if anyone could possibly understand what we are experiencing on a day-to-day basis. At The 26 Foundation, we aim to provide those grieving a sense of solace through a community of individuals who have shared your same experience.
We all engage with different forms of media throughout our day. Some of us lean towards books and articles, some of us choose music or podcasts, others may opt for television or visual media such as YouTube. Regardless of your preference, we hope to provide you with a network of resources that reflect the daily experiences of a grieving young person.