Who We Are

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Good Grief of Northwest Ohio provides a safe, healing place to
gather, grieve, receive and share support.

It is Good Grief’s Mission to create awareness of and support for grieving children and their families and to provide a safe and caring place for children to explore, express, and come to an understanding of thoughts, fears, questions, and emotions associated with grief and loss.  It is our goal to help them find their way to a new reality of life - a livable life - after the death of someone they love.

Grief support sessions - peer groups - divided by age - are led by trained facilitators who encourage children, teens, and young adults ages 4-24 to express their thoughts and feelings through music, play, art, journal writing, and other activities.

Parents/caregivers may attend their own grief support group meetings while the kids’ groups are in session, giving them an opportunity to share, and learn ways to help their children, as well as themselves.

There is never a charge for our services, and families decide how long they attend sessions.

Supported 100% through Charitable Gifts
Support for these free programs comes entirely through gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.  Good Grief is the only 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Northwest Ohio whose focus is childhood grief. We receive no government funds and no insurance reimbursements.  For more information on how you can support Good Grief, please visit our Donate page.

Sustained by Volunteers
Other than a small number of professional staff, programs are led by our trained volunteers.  These men and women donate their time and considerable talents to the children and teens of Good Grief.  For more information on becoming a volunteer, please visit our Volunteer page.

*Good Grief peer support groups are not professional therapy or counseling sessions.  Our trained facilitators do not give advice or try to “fix” the problem.  Grief support is provided by peers – people who are living through a similar circumstance. Peers listen and help support one another.   Research shows this is a very effective approach to helping people of all ages, but particularly children, teens, and young adults, coping with grief.

Our monthly Tour of The Heart open house is a great way to learn more and see our meeting space.  

To learn what children do at Good Grief, how Good Grief can change a child's life, and how you can get involved with Good Grief - Please join us!

 

Thursday, September 21st, 4 to 5 pm
Thursday, October 19th, noon to 1 pm