As Brighter Days became a reality, the underlying passion that motivated our team was the dream of building a family-focused Grief and Wellness center in the Twin Cities. A place where grieving children and adults could access professional and peer-based support when grieving the death or terminal diagnosis of a loved one.
Brighter Days has since served over 6,000 individuals since 2017 due to our strong partnerships with many Minnesota hospitals, hospices, schools, and community-based organizations. We are so proud of the heartfelt testimonials from our partners and the special people we have served throughout the state of Minnesota. We are confident that the successful outcomes of our community-based programming and model of care validate the need for a much larger space.
Our Capital Campaign is underway and we are delighted to share that we are accepting donations towards naming rights for our future build, shown above. We are forever grateful to ATS&R for the beautiful floorplans and concept video they created for us. Take a look at the video here!
In addition to our usual programming, our future Grief and Wellness center will also provide plenty of space for reflection and tranquility. We envision designated areas for professional grief and trauma support and training; children’s expression rooms; a teen lounge with comfortable conversation and reading areas; a movie room; a large kitchen for weekend/evening coffee and dinner gatherings; a library for quiet reading and resources; a yoga studio; a meditation lounge for reflection and journaling; an arts and crafts room, a legacy room and so much more.
As a way to create long term sustainability, we intend to have an attached auditorium for speaking events, trainings, workshops, continuing education, memorials and author presentations. Within the lobby area, we will have a small boutique featuring meaningful items donated from local artists, authors and businesses to give families and visitors the opportunity to leave with something HOPEFUL. It’s a perfect fit for the love and care we intend to pour into this very special project!
Creating legacy can feel important as a way to keep your name and your loved ones memory alive. If you would like your name, or theirs, to be a part of Brighter Days, we invite you to ask about opportunities for naming rights to several of the rooms and gathering spaces. These include the auditorium, gift shop, outdoor play areas, memorial wall, expression rooms, labyrinth, fountains, benches, gardens, walkway bricks and trees. Please contact us for details.