The Lost & Found staff is currently working from home but is still able to help you by phone and/or email. If you are a new family looking for grief support, please click the ‘Contact Us’ button on the top right of this page and complete the form, and we will contact you within 1-3 days. If you are a current family who has already attended a grief support group or have recently attended individual counseling, one of our Group Coordinators should have or will be contacting you by April 1 to make arrangements for grief support from home.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, all on-site grief support groups and Journeys groups at Lost & Found are cancelled until May 11 (per current CDC guidelines). The health of the volunteers and families we serve is our top priority. We are monitoring the situation and will post updates to our website and on social media as this situation continues to develop.

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.

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

Upcoming Events