Welcome to the Bereavement Coalition of Tampa Bay blog. The Bereavement Coalition of Tampa Bay was founded in June 2010 by co-founders Grace Terry, MSW, and Cheryl Jackson, MSW, CT.  We serve the greater Tampa-St. Petersburg Bay, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, and Pinellas counties.

Mission: The Bereavement Coalition of Tampa Bay is an education and advocacy network for helping professionals, community organizations, schools, and interested individuals.  We plan and provide grief education to our membership and to the larger community in order to expand the availability of compassionate care to those who have experienced loss.

For questions about the Bereavement Coalition of Tampa Bay, contact founders:

Cheryl Jackson, MSW, CT  cheryl@suncoastkidspace.org
Grace Terry, MSW  grace.terry.veterans@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest in helping our culture shift from death denying to compassionate engagement.

Purpose of Blog:  The Bereavement Coalition of Tampa Bay (BCTB) Blog on wordpress.com is the online communication resource for coalition program announcements, speakers’ bureau archive, resource directory, meeting minutes, and other information resources that support the educational and advocacy mission of BCTB.  The Blog has public contact information.  Program announcements indicate if the event is free and open to the public, or not.  BCTB will make efforts to encourage members to maintain current contact information in speakers’ bureau but assumes no responsibility for information provided by its members for posting.  The Blog is not designed to be interactive.  If you have questions, comments or feedback, please email

leigh520jr@yahoo.com  or daniel@suncoastkidspace.org

Please give our volunteers a few days to respond

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