The death of a loved one often leaves families feeling overwhelmed, not only with their grief, but also with the day-to-day activities in their lives. Struggling with their own feelings of grief, it is often difficult for the surviving parent to help their child cope with death, leaving the child to face their feelings of loss and pain alone.
At Common Ground, we provide peer support groups for children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, primary caregiver, sibling or friend. We know that a safe, caring environment along with being in the presence of other children who have experienced similar losses helps them to feel less alone in their grief and more understood. This, in turn, fosters the healing process.
I really find it so very rewarding & gratifying being a volunteer at Common Ground. The kids that are in my group are so dear & unique in their own special & unique ways, yet tied by a sad common bond. I love being a volunteer.