Good Grief of Northwest Ohio, Inc.
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Our Mission Started in 2012, the mission of Good Grief of Northwest Ohio is to create awareness of and support for grieving children and their families in Northwest Ohio and provide a safe atmosphere where healing can take place. The Need One in five children under the age of 18 will have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or another important person in their lives. That translates into thousands of children in Northwest Ohio. Many of those children experience intense feelings of sadness and loss, and often feel alone and isolated with too little support from individuals and institutions around them. Good Grief recognizes that unaddressed grief can have a negative impact on children’s health and well-being. Unresolved childhood loss often is linked with adolescent and adult depression, poor school performance, violence, truancy, alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicidal tendencies. Good Grief helps grieving children who are at risk of developing these negative behaviors by supporting them during their bereavement and providing them with life-affirming skills, so they may continue their lives with hope and confidence. Our Program Good Grief provides free, open-ended, peer support groups for people ages 4-21 that meet every other week in our office on Airport Highway near I-475 in Holland, Ohio. Our independently licensed Program Director oversees peer support programming that begins with a family dinner at 6 p.m. followed by peer support sessions from 6:30 to 7:45 p.