Grief Support Groups

091Our peer support group programs bring together youth and families with similar death loss experiences to help normalize feelings, share experiences, and grieve the death of a parent, sibling or close family member. Peer support programs are open-ended and are offered at no cost to families. Each group meets twice per month in our beautiful home-like setting, which provides a safe, nurturing environment conducive to healing. Children who attend groups engage in therapeutic activities such as: play therapy, narrative therapy, art, poetry, journaling, music, meditation, guided imagery, dance/movement and recreational activities to help process feelings of grief.

Peer Grief Support Groups:
• Beyond Illness: For children, ages 6 and up, and their families who have lost a parent to chronic illness.
• Beyond Sudden Death:
For children, ages 6 and up, and their families who have experienced the sudden death of a parent.
• Beyond Violence:
For children, ages 6 and up, and their families who have experienced the murder of a parent or other family members.
• Beyond Self Hurt:
For children, ages 6 and up, and their families who have had a parent or sibling die of suicide.
• Sibling:
For children, ages 6 and up, and their families who have experienced the death of a brother or sister, either suddenly or as the result of a chronic disease.
• Family:
For children, ages 6 and up, and their families who have experienced the death of a grandparent, extended family member or friend.
• Little Hearts:
For ages 3-5 who have experienced any death loss.

For more information on programs and services, please contact the Program Department at (210) 736-4847.