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Support Group and Program Services

Peer to Peer Support 

LP-Peer-supportOur professional bereavement staff and trained volunteer facilitators offer guidance during each session. It is the interaction of the children, teens and adults sharing common experiences and feelings with their peers that make these sessions so life changing. Peer to peer, they encourage each other as their broken hearts and lives mend. They advocate for each other so they can confidently make choices and decisions, take positive risks and feel supported as the "new normal" takes shape within their families. The children, teens and adults build communities together, ones that challenge them to ask the tough questions, face their fears and give each other hope. Everyone who participates comes away with a stronger self-esteem.

For Children

Your child can become part of one of the following grief support groups or program services:

  • Preschool/Kindergarten (ages 3-4)
  • Elementary
  • Middle School & High School

For Adults

Grief is not easy when you're an adult. You may try to ignore it, but unaddressed grief can lead to physical and mental health problems. At Lory's Place you'll find the support and caring people you need. Here you can share feelings, experiences, and memories in a support group setting.

Our professional bereavement staff and trained volunteers will guide you and offer hope as you anticipate a loved one's death or are grieving after a family member or friend dies. We offer special support groups if you have a miscarriage, stillbirth, and if someone you love dies from suicide. There are also community outreach programs that come to your organization after the death of a colleague or during a crisis.

As an adult, you may participate in the following peer groups or program services:

  • Adults-death of someone significant regardless of the cause
  • Miscarriage, still-birth, and  infant death within the first year of life
  • Overdose Loss Support
  • Suicide Loss Support

In addition to Lory's Place regularly scheduled peer support groups, Caring Circle also offers grief healing programs throughout the year click here for adult grief support activities and dates.

If interested in Lory's Place programs to help a friend or loved one join a peer support group or tour our grief healing center, contact us.

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