Lost & Found Grief Center's Therapeutic Grief Support Groups

Lost & Found Grief Center offers therapeutic grief support groups at no cost to our families. All groups are led by a professional with a Master's Degree in Counseling or Social Work. Groups emphasize talking about feelings, learning coping skills, and finding hope for the future. Groups offer a confidential, safe environment where participants can speak freely without fear of judgment.

  • Little Ones - Ages 4-6
  • Children - First grade-Fifth grade
  • Middlers - Sixth grade-Eighth grade
  • Teens - Ninth grade-Twelfth grade
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
  • Child Loss
  • Spouse Loss
  • Connections

Children's Groups

The power of a group setting for children comes from finding out that they are not the only ones who have experienced a loss and learning that their feelings are normal as they hear others in the group share. Through a combination of art, play, and discussion, children learn to identify their feelings, gain coping skills, and are encouraged to move forward to a future with hope.

"I learned that I am not alone in my grief."

Parent/Caregiver Groups

While children and teens are in their groups, parents and caregivers meet in their own groups to share their personal grief experiences and also gain tools for parenting grieving children and teens.

"Lost & Found provided support for my kids that they have really needed, and the parent group has given me a safe place to talk about my own grief."

Adult Groups

The power of a group setting for adults comes from the opportunity to meet with others sharing a similar loss in a safe environment, free of judgement or advice. Group members discuss the complex challenges of grief and gain support from others while also learning coping skills.

"When you go to a group, you listen and hear what the other people have to say and realize that you feel the same way. Things start to get a little better for you. There is a validation of your grief and questions that you have are resolved."

Young Adult Groups

Group members discuss the complex challenges of grief in this age group.

"From this grief group experience, I learned that I am not crazy, what I’m experiencing is normal for people who are grieving."

Spouse Loss

Group members share their stories with others who have lost a spouse and learn how to adapt to a new reality.

"Lost & Found provided support for my kids that they have really needed."

Child Loss

This group addresses the unique and very long-lasting struggles resulting from the death of a child.

"Lost & Found has given me the ability to breathe again."

Pregnancy and Infant Loss - *NEW FOR FALL 2021*

The loss of a baby is a painful experience that many families go through daily. Unfortunately, death and loss of a baby remains a private topic. Having peer support can help reduce isolation and provide a safe space to express emotions and experiences common in grieving. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support (PAILS) group helps families and bereaved parents whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through:
· Pregnancy Loss/Miscarriage · Stillbirth · Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
· Within the first six months of life

Connections group - *NEW FOR FALL 2021*

Connections group provides a structured support experience to adult participants who are beyond the acute phase of their grief. Connections provides grief education specific to the struggles of grief past the first or second year of loss and beyond. Group members have the opportunity to explore and develop a personal grief narrative through directed writing prompts followed by therapeutic discussion within the group environment to maximize opportunities for insight, growth, and support.

Lost & Found Grief Center has over 20 years of experience in the field of grief and provides a full range of grief support for children, families, young adults, and adults. As a comprehensive grief center, we implement a structured routine that is research-based in order to provide emotional safety, especially for children. We care for each child, family, young adult, and adult with personalized care to ensure that the correct program is selected for the individual. If Lost & Found Grief Center’s programs are not the best fit for your situation, we will do our best to help you find the program outside of the agency that is the best fit for you.

If you are interested in finding out more about our therapeutic grief support programs, please call (417) 865-9998 or fill out a contact form.