About Our Program
Our Night of Support programs meet bi-weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in Morristown and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in Princeton. After going through an orientation, families are assigned to an age-appropriate peer group and a specific Night of Support, where they stay enrolled for the course of the year.
About Our Peer GroupsEach of our groups is age specific to ensure that all participants are surrounded by peers to support and learn from one another’s experiences. We offer groups for children as young as 3, and have groups for all ages, including two separate groups for adults who have lost a spouse and adults who have lost a child.
Orange:Grades 1, 2 & 3
Tangerine:Grades 4 & 5
Blue & Teal:Middle School
Purple:High School Teens
Young Adults:Ages 19-30
Adults:For adults with children who have experienced the death of a spouse.
Adult Child Loss:For adults who have experienced the death of a child.
Spanish Speaking Adult:In Morristown we offer a Spanish speaking adult group for adults who have experienced the death of a spouse or child.
About Our Facilitators
Our facilitators are the key piece that makes our FREE programs possible for grieving families by volunteering their time. All our facilitators go through a rigorous 36-hour training program, interview, and background check prior to becoming a facilitator and are supervised by the Good Grief staff. Our facilitators are not therapists or counselors, but are present to help be a guide for the development of coping skills, education, conversation, and support for our children and families. Each comes to Good Grief from a diversity of backgrounds and work experiences, but all are passionate about being a part of making Good Grief a place where grieving families are supported and continue to grow. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator, see our "Become a Group Facilitator" page.
How to Enroll In Our Night of Support Program1. For information about our programs at our Morristown center, please contact our Family Coordinator, Terry Blagdon at 908-522-1999 x8012 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Family Orientation. For our Princeton center, please contact our Program Coordinator in Princeton, Patty Ryan at 609-498-6674 x8006, or email@example.com to schedule a Family Orientation.
2. Attend your scheduled family orientation at our center in either Morristown or Princeton. See our Family Orientation page for details about what to expect.
3. Upon completion of a Family orientation, complete our enrollment paperwork and return it to the Family or Program Coordinator.
4. Attend your first Night of Support. See our What Happens on a Night of Support page for a detailed schedule with information.