Rainbows Ireland established since 1983, Rainbows was formally established in Chicago, USA by Suzy Yehl Marta following a personal divorce.
Rainbows is a free, voluntary service for children and young people experiencing loss following bereavement and parental separation. The Rainbows service is an inclusive service, supporting children and young people experiencing grief and loss resulting from bereavement/parental separation/parental relationship breakdown /divorce. Attending the programme provides children with an opportunity to meet with other children of a similar age and loss experience, at a minimum of 3 months after the loss.
This clinic was founded by Dr. Mary Zimmerman MD on January 5th, 1992.
Since those times we were vocal in expanding both the number of pediatric and related services we offer, just as well as the size of our team of skilled and caring pediatricians. This far, we’ve reached a size x5 times bigger than how big we were when our clinic was just starting out. In 2006, Ms. Angela Harrods joined the practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner. 5 years ago our clinic joined forces with yet another fellow children’s healthcare facility, located in Stanson
We help those affected by loss because of bereavement, separation or divorce. Our service is available in local communities throughout Ireland.