Peer support groups at schools and community organizations
Lory's Place offers outreach programs providing grief support to area schools and community organizations.
Join a peer group at your local school
Lory's Place offers regularly scheduled sessions at the schools listed below. Each session brings children together who are grieving after the death of a family member or friend. Our professional bereavement staff members and trained volunteers facilitate the school group sessions. These peer group sessions are a safe, comfortable place for your child to share feelings, do grief-healing activities and receive the empathy, advice and hope needed for the grief journey.
"Group has helped me by seeing other young adults like myself going through similar situations and hearing how they feel and cope with those feelings. I can talk about feelings that I don't talk about with anyone else."
-School Group Participant
In addition to the peer support groups, Lory's Place also works with area schools during times of community crisis or tragedy. We can assist administrators, counselors and teachers with resources and education programs so they can provide support for grieving students. And we can give age-appropriate educational presentations to help all students understand grief and the healing process.
"I could explain what was going on in my life when I couldn't tell close family in fear they would tell me to get over it"
-School Group High School Participant
If your school does not offer a grief support group and would like more information, please contact us.