Join us for Alive’s Family Retreat and Grief Journey Groups

Join us on October 14 at the YMCA’s Camp Widjiwagan for Alive’s Family Retreat! During this special event, families come together to play, remember, share and connect. The day will include a variety of recreational activities, games, arts and crafts, woodworking and memory-making that will strengthen your family bond in the midst of grief. Alive’s Family Retreat is open to families with children under the age of 18, and the deadline to register is October 1.


Event Details

When: October 14, 10 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: YMCA Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville (3088 Smith Springs Rd.)
Cost: Donations make it possible for us to charge only $60 per family. (A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.)

**Optional overnight on October 13 at Camp Widjiwagan’s well-appointed Guest House. Each family suite sleeps up to six with a private full bath. The overnight cost is an additional $95 per family.

Registration due date is October 1, 2023.

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Upcoming Grief Support Groups

Eight-Week Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

Grief Journey groups, led by grief counselors, launch on September 14. The groups are for adults who have experienced the loss of someone significant to them and meet for eight consecutive Thursdays. Groups include:

  • Loss of Spouse/Partner 
    • Virtual: Thursdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Loss of a Loved One 
    • Virtual: Thursdays | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

A one-time payment of $80 covers the cost of participation for the 8-week series; scholarships available.

For more information, please email

For more information about our grief services, email or call: | 615-963-4732

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