The death of someone we cared about can leave us with a range of emotions and reactions. Seeking or accepting the support of others is a powerful way to cope with grief and adjust to life after our loss.
Through a variety of groups, programs and services, JCS Grief Counselors offer support, guidance, comfort, and hope to people of all ages who are bereaved and trying to cope with the death of someone important in their lives.
JCS offers counseling, support groups, workshops, presentations and experiential programs that attend to the holistic – physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual – needs of those who have experienced loss.
Grief Group: For Those Who Lost a Spouse
Free • Pre-registration required
Co-sponsored by Edward A. Myerberg Center and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
A Shining Light
Free. Children over 8 are welcome.
Co-Sponsored by Krieger Schechter Day School
Co-sponsored by Sol Levinson & Bros, Inc.
The Mitchell David Center for Hope & Healing is a program of JCS supported by the Mitchell David Endowment Fund.
JCS Grief Programs
A Shining Light: The emotional and physical toll of grief is often heightened during the holidays. Join us for a Chanukah candle lighting and a program to honor those who are no longer with us but continue to be a light in our lives.
Dear Grief: Journaling can be a powerful tool in healing. Writers of all abilities will be guided in crafting a personal story that reflects many aspects of your grief story.
Beyond Words: Creating a Memorial Garden: There are times when words alone cannot relieve the intensity of grief. Join us in creating a memorial garden that will be a source of hope and comfort in the spring.
The Empty Place at the Table: Family gatherings can be painful when a loved one has died. Join us for a program that offers strategies for self-care, family relationships, socializing and holiday traditions.
Brothers and Sisters: Sibling relationships are among the most important relationships we may experience. We grieve for our siblings whether they die at age 8 or age 80. Older adults often feel their grief for a sibling is minimized or not recognized. Join us as we explore sibling relationships and discuss strategies for self-care and understanding grief.
Origami Project: Origami cranes have become a symbol of hope and healing. Join us in a mindful and relaxing program that allows those grieving the opportunity to create a chain of cranes using beautiful origami papers.
The Invisible String: Based on the book, The Invisible String, this workshop includes creating a personalized bracelet and a discussion about ways to continue your connection with the person who died as if attached to each other by an invisible string.
Bouncing Back from Loss: Resiliency and Aging: Everyone experiences loss. Throughout our lives we may encounter changes in memory, vision, finances and mobility. Why is it some people seem to have an easier time handling these challenges? The key for many is resilience. Join us as we discuss strategies for moving forward and facing challenges with hope and determination.
Support Groups for People Grieving:
Loved ones who died from addiction
Loved ones who died by suicide
Facilitated by JCS Grief Counselors, the groups offer a safe place for people to be with others who are grieving, as well as an opportunity to talk with grief specialists.
If you are interested in learning more about our grief support programs, call 410-466-9200 or click the button below.
The Mitchell David Center for Hope & Healing supports children, teens, and families
who have experienced a loved one’s death, particularly if that loved one was a child. Through age-appropriate programs, groups, and activities, The Center supports parents and siblings throughout their lives – immediately after a death and through all life stages when grief reappears.Support for The Center is provided by the Mitchell David Endowment Fund.