Since 2000, Pillars Community Health’s Buddy’s Place childhood bereavement program has offered family-based support groups to children and teens ages 4-18 and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant in their lives. We are committed to providing a safe, accepting, and supportive environment where each family can come and express their grief and connect with others in a group setting. There is no charge to attend the programs offered by Buddy’s Place. Click here to register for Buddy’s Place.
The 8 Week Session is a family-based bereavement support group that provides support and grief education. This spring we will meet on 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings -March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4. Children are in groups with similar aged peers and the adults gather together to learn how to support the children. We will be meeting via Zoom for the groups.
Tentative Zoom Schedule:
6:00-6:40 pm – Groups for young people (ages 4+)
6:45-7:30 pm – Parent/Caregiver group
There is no cost to participate in Buddy’s Place however program registration is required and then complete the 8 Week Session registration form – click here.
Buddy’s Place offers a monthly family support group that meets on the 2nd Monday of every month. All groups meet from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. The dates for upcoming Monthly Gatherings are:
Monday, March 8
Monday, April 12
Monday, May 10
Monday, June 14
There is no cost to participate in the Monthly Gatherings at Buddy’s Place, however program registration is required. March will be held via Zoom and we are hoping to resume in person Gatherings in April based on weather and local metrics.
Michelle Halm, M.A., M.Ed.
Director of Buddy’s Place, a program of Pillars Community Health