Pre-teen, Teen, and Adult Programs
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Free and unlimited programs
Each program has been designed to break down isolation and stigma, and equip individuals and families with healthy coping strategies and enhanced communication skills.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you require accommodations such as interpretation.
8-Session Family Support Groups
Our 8-Session Support Groups are a great choice for families who are ready to dive a little deeper and make a bigger time and attendance commitment. In this curriculum-based program, the same families attend for all 8 sessions as they progress through a series of grief-related topics. Having the same people in your group fosters trust and comfort, thus promoting more significant progress and better outcomes. Youth and adults work with trained facilitators in separate age/developmentally-scaled small groups.
When: 8-session groups begin throughout the year; click register to see the next starting date.
Where: In-person at 7811 Farnam Drive, Omaha, NE 68114
Time: approximately 6:15pm-7:45pm for 8 weeks
Self-Care Saturday is a special time for YOU (with or without the family) to rest, recharge, and regroup in person at our center on 78th and Farnam Street in Omaha. Each month we’ll enjoy a different topic, special guest, or fun activity designed to fill our buckets and recharge our batteries. We are excited to carve out this much needed time and can’t wait to see you there.
When: In-person 10am-Noon CST
Once per month on a Saturday. Click registration link for monthly date and theme.
Adults Helping Adults (AHA)
Grief’s Journey offers a free support group for bereaved adults that meet on a different night than the agency’s family support groups. Whether you have experienced a recent death or are grieving one from years ago, we invite you to join us. This is an open group so that new members can join at any time, but please register in advance, so we know how many people are attending. No children’s programming is provided during this time.
When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month
Time: 6:30-8pm CST
Teen Events & Camp Hope
Overnight retreats are an incredible opportunity for grieving teens to hang out with other teens who “get it.” Campers benefit from the restorative nature of the great outdoors and participate in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, drumming, hiking, photography, ropes courses and a campfire. All food and drinks for the weekend are provided.
OUR NEXT TEEN-ONLY EVENT is an overnight at The Zoo Aquarium on June 9th 2023 with our friends from Band of the Strong! This event is for grieving teens age 13-18.
Space is limited, so be sure to register in SOON!
In order to attend overnight camps/events, teens must have attended other programs with their caregiver(s) and/or attend and orientation and screening intake prior. Call or email with questions.
Suicide Loss Survivors
Grief Support Group
The Suicide Loss Survivors Group is a monthly peer-based grief support group for adults who have experienced the pain of losing someone to suicide death. Whether you have lost a family member, friend, or coworker, and regardless of how much time has passed since their death by suicide, you are welcome to attend this group.
When: 4th Wednesday of every month
Time: 6:30-8pm CST
Summer Family Grief Support with Band of the Strong
The Collective for Hope is teaming up with Band of the Strong to host a four-evening summer session running June 20, 21, 27, 28.
We will gather from 6-7:30pm to share stories and commune through music, writing, and visual art. Throughout the four-week session you and your family will get opportunities to individually, as a family, and collectively create works of writing and art that will tell the stories of your travels through grief.
When: June 20, 21, 27, 28 6-7:30pm
Where: 7811 Farnam St. Omaha
Spanish Language Grief Support
This service is designed to provide resources and support for Spanish speaking individuals / families grieving a death loss. Interested agencies and individuals are encouraged to inquire by telephone or email:
402-507-0190 (en Espanol)
“Week after week, my daughter and I came back, and the support group was the best part of our week. I did my best to open up myself and my grief to the group, and in turn I felt myself growing. Over in the pre-teen group, my daughter was actually “having fun”. Let me say that again: My child had fun at a grief support group. She found a precious outlet to voice her grief and she met people her age who understood, and I’m so thankful for that. I have gained so much from this experience, and I think I understand now what moving forward looks like.”