School Based Services and Community Outreach

Healing Hearts Club

The Healing Hearts Club is a six-week grief group offered free of charge to area public schools. Through the use of age-appropriate curriculum, students K-12 learn about the grief experience while strengthening coping skills and increasing peer support. Our unique program is specifically designed to address the many complications children face after a significant loss occurs. A wide variety of therapeutic activities including expressive arts, media, games, writing and discussion keep participants engaged in the group experience.

Group curriculum is available for death losses, life losses (parental incarceration, relocation, guardianship changes, etc.) and divorce.

To host a Healing Hearts Club at your school, contact us at 918.587.1200 ext. 102 or email our Grief Outreach and Intervention Program Director, Lucretia Pardiñas at Lucretia@thegriefcenter.org

Healing Hearts Clubs can also be held at nonprofit organizations serving children ages 6 - 17. Our Outreach Program Director can coordinate with your agency to create a Healing Hearts Club schedule that works for you and the youths you serve. Please call 918.587.1200 ext. 102 or email our Grief Outreach and Intervention Program Director, Lucretia Pardiñas at Lucretia@thegriefcenter.org to plan your group.

In Praise of the Healing Hearts Club

“I want to share a quick story: Two years ago we had a student who had suffered in his grief over the loss of a family member for several years. He just never had anyone he could talk to about it. He joined the Heailng Hearts Club, opened up to the other kids in the group and, by his own report, was able to finally move past a very painful loss and find joy again. Our teens don’t usually know what to do with their grief and it is compounded when they feel like they are the only one struggling. Healing Hearts gives them a sense of comradery and support like nothing else can.”

Paula M. Lau, LPC, LADC\ Student Assistance Program Coordinator\ Jenks Public Schools

Outreach Services for Adults

Groups are offered offsite for adults as well. These groups are provided to local nonprofits as well as for-profit organizations. Each group is facilitated by a trained Grief Center employee, and can be offered on a schedule that works for you and your organization.

Groups we currently offer for adults offsite:

  • Spouse Loss
  • Child Loss
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group
  • General Loss
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Life Loss

Is there a specific type of grief you would like to offer clients you serve, or even your employees? Let us know what you are looking for and our Outreach Team can create a group that fits your needs.

Please call us at 918-587-1200 ext. 102 or email our Grief Outreach and Intervention Program Director, Lucretia Pardiñas at Lucretia@thegriefcenter.org to plan your group.