The Good Mourning Program

The Good Mourning Program for Children, Teens and Families is the longest-running bereavement support program for children and their families in the Chicagoland area. For more than 30 years, Good Mourning has served thousands of children through advocacy, support services and special events.

The Good Mourning team of caring and compassionate professionals and peer counselors is committed to fostering and supporting the resilience of children and the strength of families. If you or a family you know has experienced a significant loss through death, and are looking for assistance, please give us a call at 847-653-3140. You’ll speak with an experienced professional who will help you map out the most effective plan of care for you and the children involved.

Good Mourning Monthly Support Groups

Good Mourning families benefit from monthly meetings in which young people aged 3-25 meet in age-appropriate groups, while their parents or guardians meet simultaneously in loss-appropriate groups.

Through expressive arts and loss-related activities children explore the different aspects of their grief experiences in a safe, loving environment.

Good Mourning Holiday Gathering

Held during the most emotional and challenging time of the year for grieving families, the Good Mourning Holiday Gathering is an evening of quiet celebration and support. Participants share a meal, participate in crafts and activities and commemorate their loved one in a service of remembrance that’s appropriate for those of all ages and beliefs.

Good Mourning Annual Family Camp

A helpful and healing event for grieving families. Families participate in meaningful family-based activities, support groups and opportunities for great fun and relaxation. Together they experience:

  • the excitement of new learning
  • the strength of friendship
  • the joy of playfulness
  • the warmth of remembrance

Together we can explore how to provide the very best help for your family. Through monthly support groups, special events and family camp, you will receive helpful information, advocacy, and emotional support provided by both our staff and by other families navigating the experience of life-changing loss. You’ll discover that the road to healing is not solitary: it’s marked by careful, compassionate guides and companions who share and understand this difficult experience.

To contact the Good Mourning Program, call 847-653-3140.