It’s hard for a family to talk about grief. We’re here to say: “That’s OK. Just take it one step at a time.”
Talking about homicide is a very difficult conversation within a family. Each person moves through the different stages of grief at different times. One might be ready to talk and share their feelings while another pushes the tragedy deep down inside their heart.
That’s why we offer the Camp Sheilah Parent Program. Loss by homicide is a unique kind of loss. Oftentimes, it leaves unanswered questions, guilt and isolation, making it hard to walk in step with the people you love. Camp Sheilah was created by a family that “gets it.” The Doyle family founded the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation in honor of their mother who was brutally murdered in 1993.
Grief is now a part of their life journey forever. Through Camp Sheilah, their efforts help others take grief with them along their life journeys in hopeful, positive ways.
“We built this camp because we wanted people to know they are not alone. We’re building our own community at Camp Sheilah for those who lost someone they loved to homicide. Grief is a journey. We walk it together.”
KEVIN DOYLE, Executive Director of the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation