Journey of Hope Grief Support Center

Journey of Hope Grief Support Center www.johgriefsupport.org The Journey of Hope Grief Support Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing group grief support to children, adolescents, and their parents or adult caregivers who have lost a loved one to death.

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Give now by clicking here --> https://bit.ly/3nNJ1UcNorth Texas Giving Day is only 2 days away! Your donation goes even ...
09/21/2021

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North Texas Giving Day is only 2 days away! Your donation goes even further right now because we have $10,000 in matching funds for North Texas Giving Day donations! Help us reach that $10,000 goal! No donation is too small. Every penny counts when it comes to supporting children who are grieving.

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Give now by clicking here --> https://bit.ly/3nNJ1Uc

North Texas Giving Day is only 2 days away! Your donation goes even further right now because we have $10,000 in matching funds for North Texas Giving Day donations! Help us reach that $10,000 goal! No donation is too small. Every penny counts when it comes to supporting children who are grieving.

Give now by clicking here --> https://bit.ly/3nNJ1Uc

09/21/2021
The Gift of Journey

Kids love to hang out with other kids they feel a connection with. For kids who are grieving, that connection can be tough to find. One of our facilitators, Jordan, talks about the difference it makes to be with kids who share a similar experience. Give now to help other kids who are grieving find this significant connection.
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09/20/2021
Not alone

Guy’s family came to Journey several years ago after his wife died. He still talks about how important it was for his two boys to find other kids their age who had also lost someone. Journey helped Guy’s family find hope. You can help other families find hope by giving now for North Texas Giving Day.
https://bit.ly/3nNJ1Uc

Don’t forget to sign up for Journey’s free webinar on supporting children who are grieving tomorrow at 10am! This webina...
09/16/2021

Don’t forget to sign up for Journey’s free webinar on supporting children who are grieving tomorrow at 10am! This webinar is geared toward mental health professionals, school counselors, teachers, medical professionals, and others who are supporting children who are grieving!

Click here to register: https://joh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/joh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=287&

Don’t forget to sign up for Journey’s free webinar on supporting children who are grieving tomorrow at 10am! This webinar is geared toward mental health professionals, school counselors, teachers, medical professionals, and others who are supporting children who are grieving!

Click here to register: https://joh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/joh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=287&

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Journey in the past couple of months! This is just a portion of all the group s...
09/14/2021

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Journey in the past couple of months! This is just a portion of all the group supplies and meal items we’ve received. We are so grateful for our generous supporters who make sure we are prepared for the start of our in-person support groups 💜

First Christian Church Garland
First Christian Church of Plano

Check out our Amazon wishlist: bit.ly/JourneyWishlist

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Journey in the past couple of months! This is just a portion of all the group supplies and meal items we’ve received. We are so grateful for our generous supporters who make sure we are prepared for the start of our in-person support groups 💜

First Christian Church Garland
First Christian Church of Plano

Check out our Amazon wishlist: bit.ly/JourneyWishlist

Our Executive Director, Susan English, spent the afternoon at Voly in the Park sharing the ways the community can volunt...
09/11/2021

Our Executive Director, Susan English, spent the afternoon at Voly in the Park sharing the ways the community can volunteer and support families who are grieving in North Texas! Check out our current volunteer opportunities: https://johgriefsupport.org/volunteer-2/

Our Executive Director, Susan English, spent the afternoon at Voly in the Park sharing the ways the community can volunteer and support families who are grieving in North Texas! Check out our current volunteer opportunities: https://johgriefsupport.org/volunteer-2/

"While our country commemorates our shared national tragedy, for me, this milestone memorializes the abrupt end of my ch...
09/11/2021
I Was 13 When My Father Was Killed On 9/11. It’s Taken Me 20 Years To Heal.

"While our country commemorates our shared national tragedy, for me, this milestone memorializes the abrupt end of my childhood and continues to impact my life in unexpected, life-shattering ways."

Thank you Miriam Jacobson for sharing your story 💜

“My childhood came crashing down alongside those towers.”

We had so much fun with our families at Journey in the Park last weekend! We invited our virtual participants to gather ...
09/03/2021

We had so much fun with our families at Journey in the Park last weekend! We invited our virtual participants to gather together so they could meet each other in person. We enjoyed snow cones, decorated wooden hearts and rocks, and created special cards for the Remembrance Tree. Thank you St. Andrew United Methodist Church for hosting our gathering!

“I just met a friend. His dad died and my dad died, so now we’re best friends.” Jonah's words reflect the importance of ...
09/01/2021

“I just met a friend. His dad died and my dad died, so now we’re best friends.” Jonah's words reflect the importance of feeling that someone else understands. Help Journey of Hope reach its North Texas Giving Day goal of $20,000 between now and Sept. 23rd.
https://www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org/JOURNEYOFHOPE

#BetheGood #NTXGivingDay #journeyofhopegrief

“I just met a friend. His dad died and my dad died, so now we’re best friends.” Jonah's words reflect the importance of feeling that someone else understands. Help Journey of Hope reach its North Texas Giving Day goal of $20,000 between now and Sept. 23rd.
https://www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org/JOURNEYOFHOPE

#BetheGood #NTXGivingDay #journeyofhopegrief

Today we join Judi's House and NACG National Alliance for Children's Grief for National Grief Awareness Day. We are #uni...
08/30/2021

Today we join Judi's House and NACG National Alliance for Children's Grief for National Grief Awareness Day. We are #unitedingrief in honor of children who are grieving.

"Nationally, 1 in 14 children, or 5.3 million, will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18 based on 2021 Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model results. By age 25, that number more than doubles to 13.3 million." (Judi's House)

Download your candle here: https://childrengrieve.org/awareness/unitedingrief

#childrengrieve #nationalgriefawarenessday

We delivered 35 Support Packs in July and August! These special packs had crafts and activities to help families transit...
08/29/2021

We delivered 35 Support Packs in July and August! These special packs had crafts and activities to help families transition back to school and create space to learn about each other’s unique grief experiences!

Contact us at [email protected] to learn more about these special crafts and activities!

We delivered 35 Support Packs in July and August! These special packs had crafts and activities to help families transition back to school and create space to learn about each other’s unique grief experiences!

Contact us at [email protected] to learn more about these special crafts and activities!

This weekend we welcomed 17 volunteers to the Journey of Hope Facilitator Family! We are so grateful for the heart and c...
08/25/2021

This weekend we welcomed 17 volunteers to the Journey of Hope Facilitator Family! We are so grateful for the heart and compassion of those volunteers who are supporting families who are grieving in North Texas 💜

Thank you to Mark Hundley and Barbara Petsel for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with us! We are also so grateful to six of our facilitators for supporting our incoming group- Jordan, Chloe, Angela, Kathy, Alleyne, and Grover 💜

Thank you to La Madeleine French Bakery & Café in Frisco and Fuzzy's Taco Shop for providing our team with delicious food!

Talking about death and grief experiences with children can be so difficult. This article provides some great tips on ho...
08/19/2021
Perspective | I had no idea how to talk to my children about a loved one’s death. I’m not alone.

Talking about death and grief experiences with children can be so difficult. This article provides some great tips on how to start the conversation and things to consider for kids of different age ranges:

“Death is a normal and natural part of our life and, therefore, there is not a specific point that a child reaches that you can say it is now okay to talk to them… But instead it is woven into conversations throughout their life as they are learning and developing. If they are going for a walk and see a dead bird — even if it’s a 2-year-old, to talk about it, to point it out.”

Parents can’t protect their kids from seeing or hearing about death, especially during the pandemic. Experts offer some advice on the best ways to explain such tragedies.

It is common to try and avoid your grief monster any way you can. When something seems scary and ugly on the outside, of...
08/16/2021
Five Tips for Living With a Grief Monster - What's Your Grief

It is common to try and avoid your grief monster any way you can. When something seems scary and ugly on the outside, of course, your first instinct is to run. But with grief monsters, you have to ignore your first instinct and, instead, turn around and look them in the eye.

What are some of the ways you cope with your grief monster? Leave your ideas in the comments!

So, you've recently acquired a brand new grief monster. Don't worry, we've got you covered with five tips for living life with a grief monster

Save the date to support Journey of Hope on September 23rd, North Texas Giving Day! It's the time when our community com...
08/14/2021

Save the date to support Journey of Hope on September 23rd, North Texas Giving Day! It's the time when our community comes together to make a huge difference for organizations like Journey of Hope. We can't wait!

Save the date to support Journey of Hope on September 23rd, North Texas Giving Day! It's the time when our community comes together to make a huge difference for organizations like Journey of Hope. We can't wait!

📓Back to School 📓When we are at school, it can be hard to remember our person since we are not at home with pictures and...
08/12/2021

📓Back to School 📓
When we are at school, it can be hard to remember our person since we are not at home with pictures and special items. We made a list of ways that kids can remember their person while they are at school! Which ones will work best for your family?
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#backtoschool #backtoschool2021 #childgrief #childrengrieve #childgriefawareness #griefsupport

08/11/2021

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040948A9A92EA0FB6-plano

Who: You!

What: Volunteer at the Plano Balloon Festival

When: Shifts are available 9/18 and 9/19

Where: 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway Plano, TX 75074

Why: The Plano Balloon Festival is 9/17-9/19 with the 1, 5, and 10K along with over fun activities. When you volunteer as a Journey representative, you raise funds for our program! 30 volunteers will generate $3,000 for Journey of Hope!

Click the link to sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040948A9A92EA0FB6-plano

Back to in person groups means it’s time to stock up on supplies! We are so excited to welcome back our families and we ...
08/10/2021

Back to in person groups means it’s time to stock up on supplies! We are so excited to welcome back our families and we have created an Amazon Wish List of needs for our groups. We have some high priority items that include masks, plates and utensils, paper, and name tags. We hope you’ll consider adding some of these items to your cart as you are back to school shopping!
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1RO4H4DQBQ1YH?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR3B5SfDSnRPRvj8PbGJBHvb81oO6w7cCAUpx2sXLFFbn-F4Hs86HOOG-dQ
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Don’t forget you can add Journey of Hope as your Amazon Smile organization!
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#journeyofhope #griefsupoort #amazonwishlist #griefsupportgroups #supportgroups #backtoschool

Back to in person groups means it’s time to stock up on supplies! We are so excited to welcome back our families and we have created an Amazon Wish List of needs for our groups. We have some high priority items that include masks, plates and utensils, paper, and name tags. We hope you’ll consider adding some of these items to your cart as you are back to school shopping!
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1RO4H4DQBQ1YH?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR3B5SfDSnRPRvj8PbGJBHvb81oO6w7cCAUpx2sXLFFbn-F4Hs86HOOG-dQ
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Don’t forget you can add Journey of Hope as your Amazon Smile organization!
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#journeyofhope #griefsupoort #amazonwishlist #griefsupportgroups #supportgroups #backtoschool

📚Back to school! 📚After someone dies, transitioning back to school can introduce new fears, worries, and big feelings. I...
08/09/2021

📚Back to school! 📚
After someone dies, transitioning back to school can introduce new fears, worries, and big feelings. It is also an opportunity for some kids to get back to their routine and they look forward to some fun. We hope these tips can help you and your child transition back to school.
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#backtoschool #backtoschool2021 #childrengrieve #childgrief #griefsupport #teengrief

This year, our annual 5K is called Stride for Hope. Join us as we run/walk the 5K at the Plano Balloon Festival on Septe...
08/05/2021

This year, our annual 5K is called Stride for Hope. Join us as we run/walk the 5K at the Plano Balloon Festival on September 19th. Before the big day, share your peer-to-peer fundraising page with your friends, family, and community.

Register with us by clicking on the link below!!

If you don't want to come to the festival, you can still help Journey by creating and sharing your peer-to-peer fundraiser using the same link below.

www.runsignup.com/Race/johrun/Page/howstrideforhopeworks

This year, our annual 5K is called Stride for Hope. Join us as we run/walk the 5K at the Plano Balloon Festival on September 19th. Before the big day, share your peer-to-peer fundraising page with your friends, family, and community.

Register with us by clicking on the link below!!

If you don't want to come to the festival, you can still help Journey by creating and sharing your peer-to-peer fundraiser using the same link below.

www.runsignup.com/Race/johrun/Page/howstrideforhopeworks

Check out the latest edition of our newsletter: The Journey Journal. Now featuring videos! Click here--> https://conta.c...
08/04/2021

Check out the latest edition of our newsletter: The Journey Journal. Now featuring videos! Click here--> https://conta.cc/3jpK8FS

Check out the latest edition of our newsletter: The Journey Journal. Now featuring videos! Click here--> https://conta.cc/3jpK8FS

We are so excited to be back together to “Stride for Hope” as Team Journey for our 2021 Memorial Run. We will be partici...
07/29/2021

We are so excited to be back together to “Stride for Hope” as Team Journey for our 2021 Memorial Run. We will be participating with the Plano Balloon Festival races this year.
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Each of our Team Journey participants will receive a Journey of Hope Memorial Run shirt and a race bib with a picture of their person who died.
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As a part of our Team Journey Stride For Hope Memorial Run, we will be raising money to continue to support our free peer grief support groups for kids and their families.

Click here to sign up: https://bitly.com/StrideforHope21
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#griefsupport #planoballoonfestival #childgrief #childrengrieve #childgriefawareness #teengrief #memorialrun #teamjourney #strideforhope

We are so excited to be back together to “Stride for Hope” as Team Journey for our 2021 Memorial Run. We will be participating with the Plano Balloon Festival races this year.
🏃‍♀️
Each of our Team Journey participants will receive a Journey of Hope Memorial Run shirt and a race bib with a picture of their person who died.
🏃‍♂️
As a part of our Team Journey Stride For Hope Memorial Run, we will be raising money to continue to support our free peer grief support groups for kids and their families.

Click here to sign up: https://bitly.com/StrideforHope21
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#griefsupport #planoballoonfestival #childgrief #childrengrieve #childgriefawareness #teengrief #memorialrun #teamjourney #strideforhope

We are so excited about our new Heart of Hope shirts! 💜They were created with the help of our families and with the diff...
07/21/2021

We are so excited about our new Heart of Hope shirts!
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They were created with the help of our families and with the different colors offered we hope you can find one that reminds you of your loved one or grief experience. Our campaign will help support our efforts in returning to our in person groups in the fall so that we can continue to support our families so no child grieves alone.
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Available in adult short sleeve, long sleeve, sweatshirts and youth short sleeves! Click the link to order from now until August 6th is in our bio!
bonfire.com/store/journey-of-hope
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#childgrief #childrengrief #childgriefawareness #teengrief #griefsupport #journeyofhope

We are so excited about our new Heart of Hope shirts!
💜
They were created with the help of our families and with the different colors offered we hope you can find one that reminds you of your loved one or grief experience. Our campaign will help support our efforts in returning to our in person groups in the fall so that we can continue to support our families so no child grieves alone.
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Available in adult short sleeve, long sleeve, sweatshirts and youth short sleeves! Click the link to order from now until August 6th is in our bio!
bonfire.com/store/journey-of-hope
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#childgrief #childrengrief #childgriefawareness #teengrief #griefsupport #journeyofhope

Sometimes it’s hard to know how we feel after someone dies. We love this image to help your family identify grief emotio...
07/19/2021

Sometimes it’s hard to know how we feel after someone dies. We love this image to help your family identify grief emotions. Thank you @wholeheartedschoolcounseling 💜

Sometimes it’s hard to know how we feel after someone dies. We love this image to help your family identify grief emotions. Thank you @wholeheartedschoolcounseling 💜

Address

3900 W 15th St, Ste 306
Plano, TX
75075

General information

If you are interested in attending our grief support groups, please contact our office at 972-964-1600. We are happy to answer any questions you have and discuss your wants and needs for support. Executive Director- Susan Williams Program Director- Carla Leslie Admin Assistant- Katie Atkinson

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(972) 964-1600

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