After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone.
Often, friends and family want to help you, but don't know how. That's the reason for GriefShare. GriefShare will offer support and walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
GriefShare meets weekly on Tuesdays fromin the Valpo First United Methodist Church Library, located on the 2nd floor, and will be facilitated by Lawrence Pincus & Associates, Inc. (LPA Counseling). This FREE support group is open to anyone that is struggling with the loss of a loved one and is open not only to church members/attendees, but also to the public.
Grief Support Groups for Children and Teens
Griving the loss of a loved one is difficult, especially for a child. When a child loses a loved one to death or incarceration, the loss can have a profound effect on the rest of his or her life. To assist children with the grief they may be experiencing, two 4-week grief groups will be offered. One will be offered for children 5 - 11 years old; and the other for teens ages 12 - 18. The groups will be free of charge and facillitated by therapists of LPA Co. The group will be structured to include support and psychoeducation to help members procss their loss in a safe environment, free of judement.
Children's Group: Ages 5 - 11
Starting: January 25th; Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church, 103 Franklin St., Valparaiso, IN
Teen Group: Ages 12 - 18
Starting: February 12th; Mondays 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 3401 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN
For more information, contact: LPA Co / Lawrence Pincus & Associates, Inc. 219-252-5464
First United Methodist Church, Valparaiso
First Presbyterian Church, Valparaiso