Family Night Peer Support Group

The Center for Grieving Children hosts an evening Family Night Peer Support Group on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month of the school year.

  • 6 PM: Dinner
  • 8 PM: Program Ends

These gatherings begin with a shared meal and visits from our therapy dog teams. Participants then break up into five age groups, with adults having their own groups as well. Trained facilitators and support volunteers lead group members through activities designed for the sharing of feelings, life experiences and memories. These activities often include arts, crafts, interactive games and support. The evening ends with a brief candlelight commemorative ceremony.

2019-2020 Schedule

2019 2020
September 24January 14
October 10January 28
November 12February 11
November 26February 25
December 10March 10
March 24
April 14
April 28
May 12
May 26
  • There will be no Family Nights on September 10, 2019 (volunteer training) and December 24, 2019 (Christmas Eve).

During the Summer we meet once on month on the third Tuesday of the month.

  • June 16, 2020: Memorial Picnic & Tree Planting
    • Greenville Lion’s Park, Municipal Dr, Greenville, Wisconsin
  • July 21, 2020: Nature Spirit Memory Walk
    • Heckrodt Nature Center, 1305 Plank Rd, Menasha, Wisconsin
  • August 18, 2020: Family Fun
    • Boys & Girls Club of Appleton, 160 S Badger Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin

A one-time orientation with the Program Coordinator is the only requirement to attend. Contact Erin Hollister at (920) 750-5847 to schedule an orientation!