Our grief support groups (offered for adults, teens, children, and entire families) provide a safe place for people to explore and express their grief in a way that is comfortable and healing for them. Talking about grief with others who are also coping with the death of a loved one often helps reduce feelings of isolation and of not being understood. Groups offer an opportunity for people to connect with others who "get it."
The listings below show the types of groups we often offer. See our current offerings on our Grief Support Calendar here.
Regular Offerings for Adults
Support groups offer the opportunity to gather with others who are coping with the same type of loss as you. Groups meet for several consecutive weeks.
Services of Remembrance
These are times to remember and celebrate those we love through corporate services, the lighting of luminaries (at our annual Night of Remembrance), and other ceremonies.
We often offer single sessions and series of workshops that help educate and support you as you walk through grief and coping.
Mindfulness workshops help you learn and practice ways to care for yourself throughout your grief journey. These events often include guided imagery, gentle stretching, and other mind-body exercises.
Expressive arts events use art, mindfulness, and movement to explore themes of grief, transformation, growth, renewal, and hope. No art experience is needed for any of these events.
See all of our current adult offerings on our Grief Support Calendar here.
Regular Offerings for Children and Teens
Our child and teen grief offerings provide a safe place for children, teens, and families to express their grief in a comfortable, healing way. Our groups and events give opportunities to learn more about grief and coping strategies as well as connect with grieving peers. These connections can reduce isolation and give space to explore the wide range of emotions associated with the loss of a loved one. See our current child and teen offerings on our Grief Support Calendar here.
This is our annual camp for grieving children in elementary and middle school. Typically held on a Friday evening and full day on Saturday, camp includes activities such as music, arts and crafts, and games. Grief-related activities are conducted in small and large group settings and are led by trained facilitators.
Caring Connections are social opportunities for grieving children (ages 5+), teens, and their families. These events give families a chance to spend quality time together, have fun, and connect with other families that get what it's like to grieve. Examples of past events include sports games, skate nights, and movie nights. All events are provided at no cost to the families.
Healing Hearts is a children's grief group for kids ages 5-12. The sessions provide education, support, and opportunities for emotional expression through games, therapeutic artwork, and other media. Each session of the series focuses on a different component of grief and healing.
Teen Connections are social opportunities exclusively for teens grades 6-12 to connect with grieving peers. Examples of past events include Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Adventure Landing, and movie nights. All events are provided at no cost.
Teen Group is a multi-week series for grieving teens grades 6-12. This group offers time to learn about the ups and downs of grief, meet new friends, and share with peers who get what it's like to experience the death of a loved one. Each session focuses on a different topic.
See all of our current child and teen offerings on our Grief Support Calendar here.