Welcome to Lost & Found Grief Center

We strive to improve lives in our community by providing help, hope, and healing through professional grief support services. Lost & Found Grief Center works with the bereaved to provide education and support as they travel their journey of grief to find a new normal as they face life without their deceased loved one.

COVID-19 Response

Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to be one of the few Grief Centers to safely hold in-person grief support groups.

We are still providing support for grieving families during this challenging time.

  • We are continuing to provide our therapeutic grief support groups, at no cost to participants, in-person, with select groups meeting virtually.
  • Lost & Found offers individual grief counseling, for a fee, for children, teens, and adults. Individuals can meet in-person, over the phone, or virtually.

If you are interested in learning more about the services provided by Lost & Found Grief Center, please contact us at info@lostandfoundozarks.com or call 417.865.9998.

Help | Hope | Healing

Who We Serve

We have served 25 counties across southwest Missouri in the past 20 years.Our therapeutic grief support groups are offered at no charge to our participants.


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.

Learn About Our Services

Why it Matters

1 in12

1 in 12 children in Missouri will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18.


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.

Learn about volunteer opportunities