We aim to provide free supportive grief counseling services to parents who have lost a child. The holistic concept is to help families achieve harmony in mind, body and spirit through a soothing and healing heart.
Hello, I would like to introduce myself, my name is Tony Diaz a parent who has lost a child and Founder of the " Parents At A Loss Foundation" Inc. (PAAL). For over thirty years in my capacity as President/CEO, Executive Director, and Counselor for a non-profit family counseling agency that served the San Bernardino Inland Empire. I had never thought I would one day develop a program designed to help parents who have lost a child.
I know we remember all so well that devastating and terrifying moment. I recall sitting in the hospital lobby room waiting to see my son "Andy" when out of no where I heard a loud yell from the nurse saying " Mr. Diaz " your son had a " heart attack " my body and mind immediately went into shock with disbelief. I remember telling the doctors to please save my son and bring him back. That night my son " Andy " never went back home.
The " Parents At A Lost " Foundation Inc. (PAAL) is a "Self-Help" support group counseling model that has been recognized as a viable and effective method in coping with the loss of a child. A study conducted by (Wichita State University Center for Community Support And Research) concluded that " Self-Help " groups comprised of parents that share the same issues and challenges experience a better insight in learning the processes of grief with purpose while helping others.
“My Vision is to help parents, like myself, who have lost a child.”
— Tony Diaz, FOUNDER
Parents At A Loss Foundation is a non-profit, non-denominational organization. Our mission is t o help parents achieve a "soothing heart" by way of learning new coping skills and self-empowerment techniques and with the " Holistic Concept " that memories help nourish a broken heart that will help parents achieve harmony in...Mind...Body...and Spirit.
In Closing. the "Parents At A Loss" Foundation Inc. (PAAL) will help continue with the memory and legacy of my son Andrew "Andy" Diaz by helping other parents grieve through...Care...Hope...Peace...and Calm
Serving the Greater Inland Empire of San Bernardino County. Parents At A Loss Foundation provides; weekly parent support group counseling, grief counseling, resource and referral and local 24 hr hot line.