Kyle's Korner is the work and creation of dedicated bereavement specialists within the Milwaukee area community who are committed to supporting grieving families with young children.
In 1998, Lynda Gruenewald-Schmitz, an experienced hospice nurse and administrator, recognized the unmet need for specialized support for grieving children and their parents within the area community. Lynda was inspired to create a place for children and their families after witnessing the impact on her son's classmate,Kyle, who had recently lost his mother in a drunk driving accident.
Lynda began networking within the community to elicit support for a unique bereavement program, based on the Dougy Center, offering children a supportive environment through play and trained facilitators. It was decided the program would be named Kyle's Korner in honor of Kyle's mom,Kathy Stephenson, and her grieving children.
Today, the medical and mental health, school and justice communities have an awareness and respect for the work done at Kyle's Korner. The Center serves as an important and unique community resource.