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.

Love Out Loud

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“Over the course of a few years, my heart slowly began to mend. I still miss him, I will always miss him. But now,… https://t.co/ednLxAHWj7
Another powerful story! Katie is now a Young Ambassador for Lost & Found and powerful example of making something… https://t.co/uFBgzaomY4
Thanks so much to Laurie Holesapple-Shrable for providing the parent perspective of watching her children walk in g… https://t.co/CP3p7ZRfSz
Come have lunch with me! I would love to see you tomorrow at our Lunch on the Lot event. This is such a fun and eas… https://t.co/PhmTTiX5yy
“You are so strong” … “be brave” … “you must move on” …those were the things I heard in 1979. We pulled it together… https://t.co/enGKLx7Ac8
“We are resilient in the face of change. We expect the unexpected. We know we can survive. Yet that parent’s absenc… https://t.co/7Cg5bT8prk
Join us tomorrow, November 15, at Lost & Found Grief Center for our annual Lunch on the Lot! Come spend your lunch… https://t.co/L9QBmgeS2X
We are grateful so many of you are willing to share your story of walking in grief-filled shoes with us. Please t… https://t.co/pDW4Ht7BgC
"Small things caught my attention, like when my friends talked about their “parents,” or how we would fit at a smal… https://t.co/m3EfcporfV
"Every time I cry over him, it just helps me remember, I never want to forget him. I always want to remember him."… https://t.co/aSOoJUXLPZ

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