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Urgent Need for Good Grief to Expand to Reach More Families

Malena Attar Testimonials

For 15 years, Good Grief has provided free programming for grieving children and families, raised awareness by delivering education around childhood bereavement and the importance of building resilience in children,  and empowered communities to grow from grief and adversity. Over 750 participants from 165 communities throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania …

CEO Joe Primo Finalist for NJBIZ Healthcare Hero Awards

Malena Attar Testimonials

Dear Friends of Good Grief, It is my honor to share that as a finalist for the NJBIZ 2019 Healthcare Hero Award , Good Grief was recognized as an organization making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. Childhood bereavement is not a public health outlier; it is …

Urgent Need for Expansion

Malena Attar Testimonials

With over 750 participants in our Morristown and Princeton centers each month Good Grief has grown by 14% in the past year, and we expect to more than double that growth by September. WE ARE REACHING MORE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WHO NEED OUR SUPPORT As we continue to raise awareness about childhood bereavement and …

Good Grief Helps Shevon and Nora See Better Days Ahead

Malena Attar Testimonials

On February 2, 2019, Carla J. Armstrong died, leaving her daughter Shevon, and her granddaughter, Nora. “My mother lived with us and was a staple in our family,” said Shevon. “She completed us, like a piece in a puzzle. Nora and I feel incomplete without her; we miss her tremendously.” …

Good Grief’s 5K Run and Walk for Hope Breaks Records!

Malena Attar Testimonials

On Sunday, June 2nd, Good Grief held a record-breaking 5K Run and Walk for Hope, raising $121,524 for the organization. Over 1,300 people showed up in support of grieving children and families throughout New Jersey. During opening remarks, Jeffrey Ober, a 14-year-old Good Grief participant bravely shared his experience with …

Leloia Family and Friends Honor Jeff and “Pay it Forward”

Malena Attar Press

Alyson Leloia and her family and friends are coming together to honor her late husband, Jeff Leloia, at Good Grief’s 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 and families after …

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 …

Kaup Family and Friends Come Together to Remember Matt

Malena Attar Testimonials

Denea Kaup created her group “Jedis for Hope” to bring together family and friends at Good Grief’s 5K Run and Walk for Hope in honor of her late husband, Matt Kaup. The annual event  raises funds and awareness to help children, teens, and young adults after the death of a …

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