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Every year thousands of area children grieve the loss of a parent, grandparent, a friend or loved one. The Center for Grieving Children is a safe place for children, teens and their families to find compassionate peer support, engage in commemorative activities, gain information about the grieving process, and express feelings and experiences in an accepting environment. Programming is provided at no charge to children, ages 3 – 18, and the adults who care for them. See the Family Night and Teen Group page for monthly schedules.

Guiding Principles of the Center

  • Grief is a natural response to change and loss.
  • Each person’s grief is unique.
  • A caring, accepting environment enhances the sharing process.
  • All cultural and spiritual beliefs are to be honored.


Trained volunteers are at the heart of our program. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Center for Grieving Children.

Want to join us?

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and are interested in participating in our Center for Grieving Children Family Nights, please click the button below to complete a family intake form and email it to Erin at ehollister@bgclubfoxvalley.org. A CGC team member will contact you soon to follow-up.

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For any specific questions or to learn more about our program and resources, please call: 920-750-5839 or email: ehollister@bgclubfoxvalley.org


The Center for Grieving Children is located upstairs within the Boys & Girls Club of Menasha, 600 Racine St, Menasha, WI 54952

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