A safe place for grieving children ages 6 – 12(approximately grades K-6) to express their feelings through play and art, sharing and listening that promotes healing, understanding peers, and activities to remember and commemorate their loss.
Typically meets every other Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm in Medford during the school year (September through June). Children can be added to the program at any time during the school year, depending on enrollment numbers. To learn more about how you can help your child, see “How to be with your grieving child.”
**Please note that due to COVID-19, all youth programs are currently being offered through Zoom, Google Meet or Google Classroom. Pre-registration is required. If you are an educator, or the parent or caregiver of a grieving child, please reach out to us and let us know how we can best support you. Just because things look a little different right now, doesn’t mean we’re not here! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call our office at 541-552-0620.
Our Children’s Program also provides support to families, which in turn creates a circle of support for the wider community. For example, three years ago five moms came to us feeling completely broken; each had lost her husband and was raising her kids alone. Because of their participation in our Children’s Program, they have bonded, forming a cohesive circle of support. They still attend our Children’s Program and each one has been able to move forward and help others. All are able to pay it forward. We hope to continue this good work and expand our reach to teens in Jackson County who desperately need our help.
All WinterSpring grief support groups are provided free of charge. We do invite you to make a tax-deductible donation or monthly pledge that you can afford, however this is entirely voluntary. No one is ever denied services because they cannot contribute.
WinterSpring is a nonprofit organization, we rely solely on contributions from individuals, foundations and our community, to cover our expenses.
*WinterSpring provides individual support and peer to peer support groups. We do not offer therapy or professional counseling, therefore insurance policies do not cover our services. Thank you for your understanding.