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Review for Journey of Hope Grief Support Center, Plano, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am one of the founders of Journey of Hope Grief Support Center. Seventeen years ago, I worked with 6 other counselors, nurses, and educators to get this program started in the Collin County area. Now, we have served thousands of children and parents who are grieving the loss of a loved one. I serve as one of the greeters at our twice monthly meetings, where dinner is served by volunteers to the adults and children who come to age-appropriate and need-appropriate support groups. I see children come in very sad over the experience of loss, and soon find friends whom they may talk with and facilitators who listen to them. Then, in the following meetings, they come running in to say "hi" to their friends and share what has happened during the past week. Many of our trained facilitators say they wish someone had been there for them when they lost of loved one many years ago. It is a wonderful, loving place for kids and grownups to come to and share their feelings.

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