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.
SPECIAL SUMMER PROGRAM W/BAND OF THE STRONG
Open to individuals and-or families with kids ages 3-18. Join us by signing up for 1 of the 2 available 4-week sessions:
June 7, 14, 21, and 28
July 5, 12, 19, and 26
The Collective for Hope is teaming up with Band of the Strong to host two four-week summer sessions starting in June.
Each Tuesday, 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.
The four-week session will culminate in the creation of a community work of art that will tell the stories of our grief community. This work of art will transform into an online space that will confidentially hold the stories of our ever-shifting journeys.
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. (Grief’s Journey & Ted E. Bear Hollow programming for ages 3+.)
When: In-person 10am-Noon CST
Once per month on a Saturday. Click registration link for monthly date and theme.
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 as a cohort 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 (ages 10 and up) and adults work with trained facilitators in separate age/developmentally-scaled small groups. 8-week series begin throughout the year, so check our calendar or registration page for the most current information. (Ted E. Bear Hollow programs for children ages 3-9 run concurrently.)
When: 8-week series begin throughout the year; click register to see the next starting date.
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.
In order to attend camp, teens must have attended other programs with their parents/caregivers and get special authorization from Grief’s Journey staff.
Space is limited to 20 teens and fills up quickly, so be sure to register in advance!
In order to register, please contact us:
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
Young Adult Group (YAG)
Back by popular demand, a support group just for individuals ages 19-25. This is an open group so that new members can join any time, but please register in advance, so we know how many people are attending. No children and family programs are offered during this time.
When: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month
Time: 6:30-8pm CST
Grief Support Groups
Teen & Adult
The Suicide Loss Survivors Groups are monthly peer based grief support groups for teens and adults who have experienced the pain of losing someone to suicide death. Teens and adults discuss in separate groups. 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
Resource Kits, Library Bags and Care Packages
Immigration Related Loss Support
This service is designed to provide resources and support for individuals / families grieving due to immigration challenges. Support can take multiple forms. Interested agencies and individuals are encouraged to inquire by telephone or email:
402-507-0190 (en Espanol)
“I cannot express my gratitude enough for what this group has given my daughters. One of my daughters has had trouble consistently committing to anything but this has been a constant that she praises each week. She always says how much she loves the group and the facilitators. Both she and her sister have stated interest in leading a group someday. We went from frequent negative feelings, anxiety attacks and suicidal thoughts, to her looking forward to each group, improved relationships in the family and just overall feeling mentally stable and calmer. Thanks for all that the Grief’s Journey team does!”