Cole's Grace Project

$4,945 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 37 months
Rachel Nicholas Austin
on behalf of Agape Counseling

We exist to ease the financial burden of grieving family members who desire counseling after the loss of a loved one due to suicide, homicide, or an accidental death.

Cole's Grace Project  was founded by Rachel Austin in honor of her son, Cole, who died by suicide in 2015. (To read about their personal story, click HERE  )

We are a not-for-profit, Christian-based project partnering with Agape Counseling Services of West Texas . Our affiliated counselors are licensed therapists specializing in grief and trauma. They are affiliated with various counseling centers (Samaritan Counseling Center, Centers for Family and Children) or work in private practices.

Our goal is two-fold:
1) To pay for counseling sessions for grieving family members in West Texas and 2) equipping our counselors (and those interested in becoming affiliated with us) with training and resources specifically geared toward furthering their education in grief and trauma.

We are currently in the process of fundraising!
We will begin accepting online applications for recipients October 1, 2016. This fundraising time allows our Steering Committee and Counselor Committee the time to finalize operating details and complete the mandatory, specialized training sessions for affiliated counselors.

We would love your partnership.  All donations are tax-deductible.  

For more information, visit

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I've been so INCREDIBLY thankful and blessed by the support my boys and I have received from you all throughout our journey of losing Cole last year.

As one who has been received healing from grief counseling, I've been led to give back to my community.

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt Cole would be smiling down upon this project. I would be honored to have your support, whether it be prayers, monetarily or sharing via facebook.

Please note, your donations are tax-deductible!
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$4,945 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 37 months
Created July 1, 2016
Rachel Nicholas Austin
on behalf of Agape Counseling
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Shea Vandergrift
31 months ago

You are an inspiration to so many people! Thank you!

Brandi Fischer
32 months ago

I love your family so much. You are all a true blessing to me and your work is amazing.

Michael T. Ballard
34 months ago

Blessings on your ministry!

Pam King
36 months ago

So super proud of you Rachel. These services are going to help so many people in need of these counseling services.

Leslie Vines
36 months ago
Shea & Trey Thompson
36 months ago
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36 months ago
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36 months ago
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