Pre-teen, Teen, and Adult Programs

Pre-Teen, Teen, and Adult Programs

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. This page lists our pre-teen, teen, and adult programs currently being offered. 

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you require accommodations such as interpretation, or, if there’s something we don’t currently offer that you would find helpful. 

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 run 4 times per year, alternating between Mondays and Tuesdays. 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

OUR NEXT SESSION IS 

AUGUST 20TH, 2024 (TUESDAYS)

Where: In-person at 7811 Farnam Drive, Omaha, NE 68114

Time: approximately 6:30-7:45pm for 8 weeks in a row. Must plan to attend all 8 session. 

Open to youth ages 3-18 with their adult caregiver(s). 

Adults Helping Adults (AHA)

Adults Helping Adults (AHA) is a free in-person peer support grief group for adults who meet on a different night from the agency’s family support groups. Whether you’re 19 or 90, and regardless of how your special person(s) have died, we’d love to help you process and cope, create opportunity for connections, and hold space for all the feelings that come along with grief. It’s our privilege to walk alongside you. Grief is heavy and you truly don’t have to carry it alone. We hope to see you there. 

When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month

Where: in person at 7811 Farnam Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. 

Join us for Social Hour 5:30-6:30

Time: 6:30-8:00pm CST

Open to adults 19+ 

Advanced registration is requested at the link below. 

HOPE for the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of holidays can be especially challenging for people who are grieving. HOPE for the Holidays is an opportunity to carve out dedicated time and space to remember loved ones and to make new holiday memories, while honoring the old. This day camp is filled with festive music, crafts, and activities. Whole families and/or groups of friends sign up and participate together alongside other participants and volunteers. There are plenty keepsakes to take home and cherish. 

Join us December in-person OR register to pick up a take-home kit. Click the link below for registration and time block options.

Open to youth ages 3-18 with their adult caregivers/extended family. 

2024 REGISTRATION TO COME

Youth/Tween/Teen Special Events with Band of the Strong

Our special programming, in partnership with Band of the Strong is created for grieving youth aged 10-18 are incredible opportunities for youth to build a community with others their own age who just “get it.”

Events are hosted quarterly and incorporate things like fishing, hiking, photography, painting, writing, and even staying overnight at the Omaha Zoo in June! 

Creative Nights are held March – May (see registration form linked below for specific dates). 

Next up: Photography workshop in the Fall! 

 Open to kids age 10-18 who have had a significant person in their lives die. 

Reach out to Sandy: Slemen@TheCollectiveForHope.org with any questions. 

Suicide Loss Survivors

Grief Support Group

The Suicide Loss Survivors Group is a twice-monthly peer-based grief support group for adults who have experienced the pain of losing someone to suicide death. Whether you are grieving the loss of a family member, friend,  coworker, or other relationship, and regardless of how much time has passed since their death by suicide, you are welcome to attend this group.

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. 

Time: 6:30-8pm CST 

The Collective for Hope (admin building) 

8000 Chicago Street, Omaha, NE 68114

Open to adults 19+ 

email questions to: info@thecollectiveforhope.org 

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. 

info@thecollectiveforhope.org 

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“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.”

Anonymous