In Community


Good Grief’s In Community program provides free peer support to children, teens, and families after the death of someone significant in their lives, which includes parent, sibling, guardian, mentor, or friend. Our program equips grieving families with the support and tools they need to face their grief. We help families develop healthy coping skills, provide a caring environment to process feelings and fears, and create a sense of hopefulness during a very difficult and uncertain time.

To learn more about our In Community program, sign up your family for groups, refer a family, or become a volunteer.



In Community is an accessible program that is provided within the community where you and your family live. Our program meets in the evening once a week for 9 weeks. It begins with dinner and fellowship and is followed by 1 hour and 15 minutes of peer support programming. The children meet in their respective groups where they participate in age appropriate activities designed to facilitate discussion, learning, and exploration while encouraging developmentally appropriate play. Simultaneously, guardians have a support group designed to meet their needs through a mix of peer support and resilient parenting techniques. At the heart of Good Grief, we are a community of people who understand and support one another!

Jersey City

DATES: Thursdays, February 14 - April 18, 2019
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 pm, pizza dinner provided
LOCATION: Hamilton Park Montessori School, Jersey City
TO ENROLL: Contact or 908-522-1999 x8004


DATES: Tuesdays March 26 - May 28, 2019
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 pm, pizza dinner provided
LOCATION: KIPP Rise Academy, Newark
TO ENROLL: Contact or 908-522-1999 x8004


Our peer support groups are run by trained volunteer facilitators who create a safe and caring environment for children and families. A facilitator has many characteristics, but the most noticeable attribute is empathic listening. Our Facilitator Training is an engaging experience which develops skills, reframes ideas, and explores the complexities and variables that impact grief. Sharing your time and talent with Good Grief is a rewarding experience! Get involved and join our community of passionate, kind, and inspiring volunteers. You will quickly see that HOPE lives here.


Newark: March 23, 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM), March 28, 2019 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

*Note: Both dates of the training are mandatory and required to become a facilitator. 



Hamilton Park Montessori School