Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro’s Kids Path Program
Good health and wellbeing of individuals and families are the foundation for a good quality of life. United Way of Greater Greensboro and its partners are leading the way to care for everyone’s health.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro Kids Path Program is one of 21 United Way supported programs that address the issue of health.
In 2005, Adelaide Smith had her whole world turned upside down. Her boy friend was killed in a car accident on his way to high school. Adelaide remembers the numbing shock and sorrow she felt. Despite the outpouring of love and support she had from family and friends, she felt so alone.
“I remember walking to my car after that first counseling session at Kids Path,” reflected Adelaide “I thought to myself – finally … finally I had found a place where I could talk about my feelings and not feel weird – like something was wrong with me.”
Adelaide continued her counseling at Kids Path over the next two years, until she left Greensboro to attend college. “I attribute the counseling I had at Kids Path for helping me find healthy ways to express my grief. Now, in my senior year at Appalachian, I am back at Kids Path … interning with their counseling program for a semester. My goal is to earn my Master’s Degree and to work in a profession that allows me to offer children and teens the same kind of support I found at Kids Path.”