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Suddenly Alone Foundation

The Nagle Sami Foundation appeared after the personal experience of Olga Morawska – founder, mother of two boys, marketing manager at a large publishing company, author of travel books. The tragic situation, that happened in Olga's life was the bereavement of her husband - Piotr. In 2009 a renowned Alpine climber of the young generation, died tragically in the Himalayas. It was hard to grasp, that suddenly lost her love and became a widow.

When the mourning period ended, Olga decided, that she would like to help people like she is, to help those who experience a similar situation. Poland does not have an organization, which would offer such people psychological and legal assistance.

But every day someone loses someone and this is the problem. People who have experienced a sudden loss, go through the same paths and experience. All the family and the close people to it try to pull together in order to make the loss easier. But each time there is no support and help in providing complex assistance for them and they face the sorrow and mourning by themselves. You are alone with you tragedy and you don't know what to do and how to act further. But Nagle Sami is about sharing experiences, so that others will not have to reinvent the wheel.

The mission of the Foundation is to give people hope and strength to go through the difficult period in their lives - bereavement; to give them a space to grieve, to help connect with others who have experienced something similar, and to assist in getting the information and help that people need. Every day, Foundation broaden its experience, they learn and develop and work with professionals with wide knowledge and great experience, including psychologists and lawyers. Nagle Sami have focused on helping people in mourning, their relatives, children, who have lost their parents, as well as on projects for institutions – and on social discourse on life after loss.

The Foundation operates support groups within: Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Krakow, Poznan, Tychy and is concentrated on the following objectives: psychological support - being there for the mourning persons, support groups, therapy, psychiatric care; legal assistance in filling out of documents; psychological assistance and support for children as well as making people aware of the fact that children experience mourning as the adults do; changing the image of widows and widowers, they have the right to get on with their lives, engage in a new relationship, enjoy life.

That's why since November 2012 Foundation offers for free such kinds of support for people who have lost their beloved: psychological consultations, short-4 term therapy ( 12 sessions ), a support group for adults, a support group for children, relaxation activities, legal consultations. Among the Legal and official assistance Foundation offers: legal advisor, notary public, assistance in filling out of documents, online legal consulting, law consulting – duty hours at our office, insurance consulting – duty hours at our office, cooperation with the Social Insurance Office. They are assisted by dedicated Social Insurance Office employees in all provinces of Poland.

As for activities for children: support groups and individual therapy for children, provided by developmental psychology specialists, experienced in working with children facing a loss. Among ongoing activities are meetings to make persons in mourning more active, monthly and quarterly social and cultural meetings.

In order to reach Nagle Sami Foundation there is an opportunity for people to use their website www.naglesami.org.pl. The web site is to provide bereavement information to support those that fall out of our support group catchment area. Moreover they have a national helpline (“Phone Support”). Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. The helpline is open Monday-Friday 2-8 pm. Therapists of the organization help the clients to understand and accept difficult situation and provide invaluable support. The psychologist can accompany in difficult times and help find a way out of a crisis situation. A Web portal works for online assistance, providing with online guide, compendium of knowledge on mourning. Visitors can read forum, blogs and our stories. A Facebook profile is also active for the users. It's obvious, that organization is working hard to change ways of thinking, to break through stereotypes in all of society. 

Drodzy Czytelnicy! Dokładamy wszelkich starań, aby nasza strona była Wam jak najbardziej pomocna. Pamiętajcie jednak, że każda życiowa sprawa, problem, zagadnienie jest wyjątkowe i indywidualne, może wymagać profesjonalnej pomocy.
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