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A message from Fran Shelton

A Co-Founder Message from Faith & Grief

A message from our Co-Founder, Fran Shelton, during this unusual season of navigating Covid-19

2019 Annual Report

Bill of Rights for Grieving Children

As we find our footing with group meetings during the Covid-19 health issues, we are uploading content that would typically be distributed at the gatherings, workshops and retreats. Click to download The Bill of Rights for Grieving Children

Community Grief

Community grief provides an opportunity to share love and hope with others. The focus is on our grief and our hope, not on other agendas. You can download this handout to share with those in your community.

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Covid-19 Updates

In response to the Covid -19 response recommendations, all of our Faith & Grief support gatherings will be suspended during April. Please join us online as we are hosting gatherings by video conference, Tuesday at 7 pm & Fridays at Noon. Register Here Please join us on Facebook for our Faith & Grief Online Gathering…
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Hey There Pretty Lady

“Hey, There Pretty Lady”

My Dad wasn’t into “ordinary.”  He couldn’t remember a birthday and didn’t worry about what groceries to buy for the week.  His role in life had always been “the rescuer.”  You needed to move to another third floor apartment, my Dad had a truck and a strong back.

Partners in Grief: Support After the Loss of Your Child

Partners in Grief Partners in grief – are you struggling to connect? In any relationship, there will be few events more difficult than the loss of a child. Your partner in grief is one of the best tools to have on your side during this experience. It is an entirely subjective and personal experience, too…
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Grief Story – Legacy of a Quilt and a Sofa

This Grief Story is written by Faith & Grief Facilitator, Bob Nelson Growing up on the west side of Chicago in the fifties, certain truths were self-evident: one’s address determined safety; anonymity was security; wealth was centered in the suburbs where kids could play on something called a lawn; and most significantly, an impersonal universe…
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Resilience says Try Gratitude

This is last post of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. Be grateful for your life, every detail of it, and your face will come to shine like the sun, and everyone who sees it will be made calm and…
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Resilience Says Find the Humor

This is part fifth of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. It was still dark when we checked out of our hotel. Packs on our backs, we trekked the two miles to the bus station on the outskirts of Manali,…
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