Our mission is to renew hope, foster healing, and develop resilience in the hearts of children and their families grieving the death of a loved one.
Finding Hope in the Journey
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free peer grief support groups to children, adolescents, and their parents or adult caregivers who have experienced a death.
What brings you here today?
How We Can Help You
How You Can Help Us
Get to Know Us
Journey participants share their experience with Journey’s programs and how our programs helped them navigate their grief journeys, parent grieving children as a grieving parent, and memorable moments in their support groups.
Discover our Story
In late 1996, searching for a way to help children deal with death, Hila Pepmiller and Judy Sims, school counselors in the Plano Independent School District (Plano ISD), attended a presentation by the WARM Place in Fort Worth. What they saw convinced them that a facility was needed to serve families in the Dallas and Collin county area.
Let Us Be Part of Your Grief Journey
Journey of Hope helps you connect with others who have had a similar experience. Our program is open-ended, so we are here to help whenever you need. We expand our reach by training professionals who work with children about grief so they can better serve children in their care.
We provide no cost peer grief support groups to children ages 4-18 and their adult caregivers and young adults between the ages of 18-25 who have experienced a death, have a loved one with an advanced serious illness, or are anticipating a death.
Journey Family Stories
Before Journey of Hope, I thought I was the only widow in the world under the age of 35...
At Journey of Hope, I learned I was not alone. Words cannot express what a welcomed support they were for me and especially for my kids. They were 10, 4, and 1 when their dad died. Some days I struggled just to get through the day. But I always had Tuesday nights at Journey of Hope to look forward to.”
Our world turned upside down on Sunday when Mike unexpectedly died in his sleep. After 18 years, I was suddenly without him...
“Journey of Hope was there for our family right away. I have found an incomparable level of support with these new friends and it has been cathartic and rewarding to be able to share about my grief journey as new people joined our group throughout the year.”
Start Your Journey with us Today
Whether you are a participant in our program, a volunteer, or a donor, you are an invaluable member of the Journey family.