Connecting the Gap

Connecting the Gap is a 501c3 organization that empowers youth and young adults who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian by creating intentional connections to enable a healthy and optimistic future. The uniqueness of our organization is that we help children and young adults cope with their grief during the most difficult time of their lives. We believe by tackling grief head-on with an individualized holistic approach, children and their families can maintain normal activities at home, school, and in their local community.

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In 2001, Quaneka was 14 years old and just entering high school, when she lost her mother who was only 35 years of age. Quaneka’s father became overwhelmed

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Our Mission

We exist to empower youth and young adults grieving the loss of a parent or guardian by connecting families with community resources to build relationships and live healthy and optimistic lives.

Our Vision

We solve the problem of loss, by answering the need for connection.

What We Believe

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Student Spotlight / Meet Chris

Christopher was referred to Connecting the Gap by his older sister who lives in Charlotte. Christopher was 18 years old when his mom and grandmother passed away in a car accident in November of 2020. Christopher was in the car and walked away with minor physical bruises. However, his mom and grandmother did not survive. Since being connected with our organization, Christopher began seeing a therapist and gained assistance for his educational needs during his last semester in high school. After joining our TIS Program we have been able to provide basic college needs and assist with his overall health and wellness. Christopher is now currently studying at East Carolina University.

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