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Resources

We understand – parental loss often causes financial hardship for families. KMFF wants to be a conduit to support the dreams and future of as many children as possible. KMFF vision is to provide financial support for grief counseling services and educational scholarships.  Our goal is to launch an application process for both in 2024.  In the time being, if you are in need of grief services, please email us at [email protected].  

Financial Support for Counseling Services – To be eligible for this financial award, your counseling provider must have a current license to practice in the state of Arizona. 

Education & Training Scholarships – The scholarships can be used for Trade School, Community College, or a 4-year College/University.

Here’s Why Our Children Need Our Help – look at what they’re likely experiencing:

Infants/Toddlers (0 – 3 yrs)

  • Don’t understand loss
  • Can sense something is different
  • Recognizes changes in routines
  • Feels shifting emotions around them

Pre-School (4 – 6 yrs)

  • Has a basic understanding of loss
  • Missing the concept of permanence
  • Fears the loss of remaining caregivers
  • Could exhibit separation anxiety

Elementary School (6 – 10 yrs)

  • Understands loss
  • May feel guilt or a sense of responsibility
  • Fears own mortality now
  • Fears the loss of remaining caregivers

Adolescents (11 – 17 yrs)

  • Understands loss
  • Has complex emotions
  • Dealing with adolescent hormones and grief at the same time
  • May feel isolated and disconnected from peers
  • Struggles with changes in the family dynamics

Young Adults (18 – 25 yrs)

  • Understands loss
  • Struggles to come to terms with their new normal
  • Intense/magnified emotions leading to feeling overwhelmed
  • May feel abandoned or betrayed
  • Guilt and/or regret may fester
  • Questions their identity and place in the family… the world

Grief Support Resources

Your family doesn’t have to get through this season alone.

National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG)

This organization was created with your family in mind. Click here for access to resources, education, and awareness initiatives.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you’re worried that your family member is thinking of suicide.

or Call/Text: 988

Alliance Partners

As we expand our reach and learn the needs of our families, we’ll provide links to organizations who share our mission.
Please continue to check for updates.