Rainbows is an international bereavement support program designed to support families experiencing significant loss or painful transition. Rainbows is effective for helping children cope with life-altering loss or crisis such as family separation, death, divorce or foster care placement. The age-appropriate curriculum helps build the confidence and self-esteem of vulnerable children during a difficult time. The safe supportive environment of Rainbows helps children gain lifelong coping skills to deal with their current reality and prepare for the future – “because it doesn’t have to hurt forever.”
The Rainbows program is offered at Ecole J.S. McCormick, Lacombe Upper Elementary and Terrace Ridge Schools throughout the school year. It is facilitated by FCSS trained volunteers in partnership with our local schools.