Grief Support Groups
Grief support groups at Bo’s Place are designed to provide bereaved children, families and adults a safe place to express their thoughts and feelings in an honest way with others on a similar journey. This process cultivates courage, instills hope, and fortifies those in grief so that, even in the midst of sorrow, there is rediscovered joy and renewed hope for the future. It is in these groups that the “magic” of Bo’s Place happens.
LIGHT Family Groups
LIGHT (Looking Inward Grieving Healing Together) Family Groups are for children, ages 5-18, and their families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a child or parent. These groups meet weekly for nine weeks. Families completing a LIGHT Group may transfer to an ongoing group.
Ongoing Family Groups
Ongoing Family Groups are for children, ages 5-18, and their families who have completed LIGHT or for those who have experienced an anticipated death of a child or parent. These groups meet twice a month and families may participate for as long as they feel it is helpful as they progress on their grief journey.
Adult Groups meet weekly for nine weeks and are comprised of adults of any age who have experienced the death of a significant person in his or her life, whether child, parent, grandchild, spouse, partner, relative or friend.
Young Adult Groups
Young Adult Groups are comprised of men and women ages 18-30 who have experienced the death of a significant person in his or her life. Young Adult Groups are ongoing and meet twice a month.
Little Friends Group
Little Friends Groups are designed for preschool children, ages 3 and 4, who have experienced a death in their immediate family. Children attend weekly for eight weeks with a parent or guardian.
Pregnancy Loss Groups
Pregnancy Loss Groups are for women who have experienced the perinatal death of a child or children. These groups meet weekly for eight weeks.
Spanish-Language Groups for children and their families and for adults are available at Bo’s Place as well as at offsite locations.
Bo’s Place offers a limited number of offsite grief support groups in both English and Spanish.
Special Grief Programs
Other special grief support programs such as family night, scrapbooking, parents night out, summer activity days for children, and a weekend bereavement camp are offered to participants in Bo’s Place grief support groups.
All grief support groups are offered free of charge through the generosity of Bo’s Place contributors. Groups are overseen by Bo’s Place clinicians and led by trained volunteer facilitators. Contact Bo’s Place for more information, schedules and locations.
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