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Columbia, SC 29203

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Good Grieving

Helping children and teens cope with loss and death.

Good Grieving is a support program for children and teens ages 5 through 17, designed to help them learn how to cope with the death of a loved one.

Four sessions are offered throughout the year to help children through the normal grieving process and help them adjust to the loss. Children are grouped by age and participate in activities that are intended to promote expression of feelings, understanding of the loss, good coping skills, and memory preservation.

Children are encouraged to attend all four sessions. The child can begin with any session and work through the year and into the following year, if necessary, to complete the program.

Our parent/caregiver/guardian’s program gives an introduction to the children’s program, offered on the same night. The purpose of the program is to improve communication with the child and increase the family’s understanding of their grief. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend one session.

Both programs are FREE, and supper will be provided.

“This program brought my child better understanding. She wants to come back.”
–Parent of a participant

Contact and registration

For more information, contact program coordinator Kimberly Few at 803-434-4566 or

To register for the Good Grieving program call CareCall at 803-296-CARE (2273).
Participants are required to register for each session.

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