Grieving is hard. It takes a strong network of support and love to work through the stages of grief. Our partner, VNA Texas, holds a number of bereavement events led by certified professional counselors.
The below events will all be held at Stonebridge United Methodist Church in McKinney, except for Safehaven, which will be held at First United Methodist Church of Allen. Interested attendees can RSVP to Susan Bryan at 972-562-0140. We encourage you to look in to these offerings if you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, or know someone who is.
Grief and Healing Lunch and Learn Series
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015:
The Importance of Family History, Dan Spigel, Genealogist
- Wednesday, September 9, 2015:
Humor in the Trenches of Grief, Barb Petsel, LPC & Grief Specialist
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015:
Topic and Speaker TBA
Location: Stonebridge United Methodist Church
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., lunch will be provided
Sharing the Journey: Coping with Grief
A 5-week grief and healing support group.
Healing Through the Holidays
Support and practical suggestions for dealing with grief during the holiday season.
VNA's 8-week grief support program for families with children/teens (ages 5-18) who have experienced the death of a loved one, usually a parent or sibling.
There is no charge to attend this event, however registration is needed by September 7, 2015. Contact Susan Bryan at 972-562-0140 to register.
Volunteer with Safehaven
Would you like to support the important work of the non-profit VNA serving as a volunteer assisting others on their grief journey? Safehaven is looking for volunteers to facilitate age-appropriate discussions and activities focused on grief and healing. Simple, user-friendly lesson plans and materials will be provided.
Group leaders/facilitators commit to 2 hours during each of the 8 weeks beginning October 1, 2015 from 6:40 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Other volunteers are needed to assist with snacks, supplies and a closing dinner.
If you are feeling the call to get involved, please contact Susan Bryan, LPC and VNA staff member, at 972-562-0140.