About Our Program

Good Grief provides free peer support programs to children, teens, young adults and families after the death of a mother, father, sister or brother. Our programs provide our participants with the coping skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives, as they manage the challenges they presently face and will face in the future. Families may enroll in our programs for as long as they need our support. Our programs provide a safe space for participants to tell their story, share their feelings, learn from each other, understand that they are not alone in their grief, process this major life event, and develop a sense of hopefulness for the future.

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 Groups

Each 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.


Ages 3-5


Grades 1, 2 & 3


Grades 4 & 5

Blue & Teal:

Middle School


High School Teens

Young Adults:

Ages 19-30


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 Program

1. For information about our programs at our Morristown center, please contact our Family Coordinator, Terry Blagdon at 908-522-1999 x8012 or terry@good-grief.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 patty@good-grief.org 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.

Supplemental Programs and Resources

At Good Grief we realize the importance of supplemental resources and programming for many of our current and alumni families.
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