Welcome to Lost & Found

At Lost & Found, we provide grief support to individuals and families from Springfield and the surrounding counties. Lost & Found Grief Center works with the bereaved to provide education and support as they travel their journey of grief to find peace, hope, and a new normal as they face life without their deceased loved one.

Who We Serve


Preschoolers through high schoolers, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver are welcome to join our groups.


Parents or caregivers of kids meet at the same time their kid’s groups meet, allowing for the entire family to be supported.

Young Adults

Grief support services are available for young adults. Please contact the office to learn more.


Grief support services are available for adults who do not have children attending group. Please contact the office to learn more.

We have served over 25 counties across Southwest Missouri for almost 20 years. Our therapeutic grief support groups are offered at no charge to our community.

Why It Matters


1 in 15 children experience the death of a parent before age 20 in the US


Teens with unresolved grief are 5 times more likely to complete suicide


Children with unresolved grief are 9 times more likely to drop out of high school


More than $32 billion per year lost in worker productivity from unresolved grief

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Facilitator

Facilitators assist the group coordinator with the night’s activity and interact with the children or parents.

Become a Greeter

Play an important role by welcoming our families as they come through the doors and help them through the sign in process.

Join an Event Committee

We are always in need of committee members to help plan, promote, secure donations for, and find sponsors for our fundraising events.

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