What’s New at Good Grief of Princeton?

rightside-for-volunteersHave you met Good Grief of Princeton? Offering free peer support to grieving families in our community, this nonprofit is changing the lives of parents and children who are coping with the loss of a mother, father, brother or sister. Started in Morristown, NJ, Good Grief’s program attendance grew so rapidly that they have launched a satellite program in Princeton, serving the greater Princeton area & parts of Pennsylvania.

Now in its second year serving the Princeton community, Good Grief continues to grow, and is serving dozens of families with local ‘Nights of Support.’ These programs are powered by compassionate volunteers known as ‘facilitators,’- volunteers who include bereaved mothers, teachers, counselors, and more.  The participants they serve aren’t the only ones who benefit from the Nights of Support. In the words of a Princeton facilitator, “By working with death, I’ve learned so much about life. These kids encounter the hardest moment in their life and you watch them bravely face their grief, chose how to interact with it, and learn to find the beauty in life again. It’s inspiring, to say the least.”

Curious? Get involved! Good Grief is looking for its next crew of facilitators, with a training session from August 22nd-25th right here in Princeton. To learn more, visit good-grief.org or email Melissa Stackpole at Melissa@good-grief.org

And be sure to save the date for Good Grief’s upcoming Golf Outing at Jasna Polana, on September 22, 2014. Pack your clubs and enjoy a day on the course for an excellent local cause.

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