Grief Support

Services Offered:

  • Initial Interview and needs assesment

  • Peer Support Groups: Age appropriate groups allow families to interact with peers who have suffered similar losses and to express their fears, anger, guilt and sadness in a safe and loving environment. Each family situation determines the length of group participation, the average period is one year.

  • Peer grief support groups are held for children 5-19 and their surviving parents or guardians. And include deaths from illness, accidents, murder, suicide and war.

  • Art, music, therapeutic pets and other tools help promote the healing process.

  • Education for the community – professional workshops

  • Internship opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of counseling, social work, marketing, and child development.

  • Crisis Intervention for the community following a sudden death

  • Referrals are made to other agencies as needed.

  • School Grief Support Project – Partnership with area districts to provide grief support services to students in identified feeder patterns.

  • Training to School counselors – Counselors are trained to facilitate grief support groups for the students and parents attending the school sessions.

  • Speaker's Bureau – Speakers available to provide information about our services and helping through the grieving process