Providing comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction.
Providing comfort, hope and healing
Every year, countless children experience the death of someone they love. Millions more are affected by a family member’s substance abuse. No child should face these struggles alone. Our unique programs give children the chance to cry, laugh, grow, and heal. Kids meet other kids in similar circumstances, and together, they grow stronger.
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen.
The Moyer Foundation was created in 2000 by former Major League Baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen. What started as a small nonprofit in Seattle, WA, with a broad mission to help children in distress, has grown into... read more
The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. Our innovative resources and programs address the critical needs of children experiencing powerful, overwhelming and often confusing emotions associated with the death of someone close to them or substance abuse in their family. No child should have to face these struggles alone, and our unique programs bring kids together to ease their pain and provide the tools to help restore hope.
Children affected by grief or addiction can feel isolated and alone. Circumstance puts them at increased risk for depression, suicide, poverty, anxiety and behavior problems. Children living in a home with addiction are also at four times the risk of developing an addiction of their own. The Moyer Foundation’s programs come alongside children and their families to provide vital support helping to prevent complications that arise from unaddressed childhood bereavement and to help break the cycle of addiction in the next generation.
The Moyer Foundation is dedicated to energizing new research and inspiring political advocacy that will lead to higher standards of care and positive outcomes for children in the fields of bereavement and addiction prevention. By raising awareness for these issues, The Moyer Foundation reduces stigmas, improves understanding, and makes healing possible for children in need.
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