Peer Support Groups
Journey provides peer grief support groups free of charge to children ages 4-18 and their adult caregivers twice a month at locations in Plano and Frisco, as well as virtually.
Children and Teen Support Groups
Children and teens are placed in a group based on their grade level so they are with similar-aged children who have also experienced a death.
The curriculum for all groups is planned to assist children in focusing on their feelings and learning strategies to express their grief through:
Participants are given a chance to focus on special memories and to talk about their loved one in a nonjudgmental and confidential setting.
Parent/Adult Caregiver Support Groups
While the children and teens meet in their groups, parents and adult caregivers meet in groups based on their relationship with the person who died. Parents have the opportunity to express their grief by discussing:
Ways to help their child navigate their grief
Strategies for caring for a grieving family
About Group Facilitators
Group Facilitators are volunteers who guide the support groups, provide the curriculum, and guide participants through their grief journey.
Background check approved
10-hour training from Licensed Therapists
Receive foundational knowledge on grief and bereavement
The intake appointment helps our Program Team get to know the family and their grief journey. We will also share information about support groups and answer any questions families may have.
Group Support FAQ
How do I sign up for Journey of Hope’s program
To sign up any of our programs, please call our office at 972-964-1600 to schedule an intake appointment. If you have any questions or would prefer us to reach out to you, please fill out our contact us form.
How much does it cost to come to Journey of Hope?
There is no charge to attend Journey of Hope.
How long can we attend Journey of Hope?
Groups are open-ended and meet year round. Families can join at any point in their grief process and they may stay as long as they’d like. Families are always welcome to return to support groups as their grief changes.
How many sessions should I attend?
Groups are open-ended, so families can attend as long as they would like. We recommend regular attendance and a minimum commitment of 8 meetings, but families may attend as long as they like.
I don't have any children at home. Can I still attend Journey of Hope?
While we would love to offer support to all who seek it, Journey of Hope came into existence specifically to serve children and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one, including young adults between the ages of 18 to 25. If you are seeking adult specific services, please call us at 972-964-1600.
Is Journey of Hope counseling or therapy?
We do not provide counseling or therapy. We offer peer support groups. If you are looking for counseling or therapy, we can provide you with referrals. Please call us at 972-964-1600.
Do you offer groups in Spanish?
Yes, we offer adult groups in Spanish.
Does Journey of Hope have any religious affiliation?
Journey of Hope’s groups are not based on any specific religious or spiritual belief system, so we can be welcoming to all. We serve all families regardless of religion, race, creed, or sexual orientation.
I used to attend Journey of Hope and would like to come back to groups. Can I show up on a group night?
You are welcome to return to our program. Please call our office at 972-964-1600 to speak with our Program Staff before returning to groups.