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Good Grief Helps Lerma and Kailynn Through Loss

Malena Attar Press

On March 31, 2016, Lerma Vales’s husband, David, died suddenly after experiencing a heart attack while driving. “It was the hardest thing that has ever happened in my life,” Lerma reflected. For a while, she and her 9-year-old daughter, Kailynn, went through the motions: keeping busy with work, school, and …

The Grovers Grow Through Grief by Giving Back to Grieving Kids

Malena Attar Press

Six years ago, Ted Grover joined Good Grief’s Board of Directors. Soon after, his wife Jan, a retired teacher, completed Good Grief’s training and became a support group facilitator. The Grovers were both drawn to Good Grief’s mission to provide unlimited and free support to children, teens, young adults, and …

Bringing the Community Together to Support Grieving Families

Malena Attar Press

Good Grief will host the 6th annual 5K Run and Walk for Hope at Giralda Farms in Madison, NJ on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The annual event raises funds and awareness to help children, teens, young adults, and families after a devastating loss through Good Grief’s peer support programs, education, …

Good Grief Offers Free Programs to Newark’s Grieving Families

Malena Attar Press

Good Grief’s In Community program is now enrolling families and volunteers in our Newark location. In Community is a free, easily accessible peer support program for grieving children and families. Isolation and loneliness are some of the most frequently experienced effects of grief and loss, but through In Community, grieving …

Good Grief Offers Free Programs to Jersey City’s Grieving Families

Malena Attar Press

Jersey City, NJ- Good Grief’s In Community program is now enrolling families and volunteers in our Jersey City location. In Community is a free, easily accessible peer support program for grieving children and families. Isolation and loneliness are some of the most frequently experienced effects of grief and loss, but …

GOOD GRIEF’S GALA RAISES $385,000 FOR GRIEVING FAMILIES

Malena Attar Press

(Florham Park, NJ) – “When I was 7-years-old my dad died from a terrible disease called cancer. When my brother and I got the news that our dad died, my whole life was turned upside down. Everything started to go downhill for me, and fast.” 14-year-old emcee, Bella, shared with …

Grief Expressions Summer Camp Keeps 13-Year-Old Boy’s Memory Alive

Malena Attar Press

(Morristown, New Jersey) – After 5 days of camp, friends and family joined 50 campers for their grand finale performance for Grief Expressions Summer Camp. Grief Expressions Summer Camp brings together 1st- 8th graders from throughout New Jersey who have experienced the death of someone important in their life. Isolation …

Good Grief Helps Grieving Families in Jersey City

Malena Attar Press

At the beginning of each night at Good Grief’s In Community program, grieving children and adults participate in an “opening circle” ritual. As they pass around the “Talking Stick,” they say their name, and who died. It is incredibly powerful to look around the room and to see kids as …

Good Grief Gives the Jones Family Hope

Malena Attar Press

Jersey City, NJ- Gerard Richardson died suddenly in 2016, leaving his wife of 20 years, Tracy, and their two daughters, Tiana and Ayana alone. “Gerard was a very loved by our community, an awesome father, and my dearest friend. His death was very hard for our family,” Tracy reflected. Due …

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