Support for National Grief Awareness Day

The bereavement process is different for everyone. There is no simple five-step process for getting through it. Today, as we observe National Grief Awareness Day, we honor the journey of healing from loss and offer support to those who need it. See below for details on upcoming grief support groups and workshops for children and adults.

For information on our grief services, call our Griefline at 615-963-4732 or email us at

grandparents, grief, loss grief supportGrandparent’s Day Stepping Stones Workshop

This special workshop on 9/9 at Alive’s Grief Center is for children and their adult caregiver(s) who have experienced the death of a grandparent. Each family will work together to create a one-of-a-kind stepping stone decorated to honor your special person. Bring your own treasures that remind you of your grandparent or use our glass and gem supply to create a one-of-a-kind garden memorial. A fee of $10 per family covers all materials. Register here.


youth grief supportYouth Grief Support Groups

Join us Tuesdays, starting September 12, at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for grief support groups for youth ages 4-17 at the Alive Nashville Grief Center (1721 Patterson St. in Nashville). Dinner included! Youth will express their thoughts and feelings with others who have also experienced the death of an important person. Sessions include grief education, games, and more. For more information and to register, please email


grief support groupsEight-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


family grief supportAlive’s Family Retreat

Open to families with children under the age of 18, this special event on 10/14, at Camp Widjiwagan, brings families 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.


$60 registration fee per family; scholarships available.

Optional overnight 10/13 at Camp Widjiwagan’s well-appointed Guest House. Each family suite sleeps up to 6 with a private full bath. Overnight cost is $95 per family. Registration due date is October 1st, 2023. Register here.


See our full calendar of grief support events here.


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