Wave Anticipatory Grief
A virtual only support group for children, teens, and their families who are navigating life with someone who has an advanced serious illness.
Children and Teen Support Groups
Children and teens attend age-based groups where they share their feelings, talk about the changes in their loved ones and families, and discuss new ways to cope with what they are experiencing.
In a confidential, non-judgmental environment, groups may include:
Guided Art Projects
Grief & Loss Discussions
Participants can connect to others with shared experiences and know they aren’t alone in their journey.
Parent/Adult Caregiver Support Groups
Adult groups may include conversations about:
About Group Facilitators
Group Facilitators are volunteers who guide participants through group activities and discussions to help them process 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 and it provides the family an opportunity to become familiar with our groups.
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; families can join at any point in their grief process and they may stay as long as they deem necessary.
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 (immediate family and caregivers) who are grieving the death of a loved one, including young adults between the ages of 18 to 25. For all other adult resource groups, call us at 972-964-1600 or visit our resources page.
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 referrals for you.
Do you have Spanish speaking groups?
We currently do not offer our Wave Anticipatory Grief Group in Spanish. If you need support in Spanish, please contact our office for referrals at 972-964-1600.
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 the Chief Program Officer concerning returning to groups.