The death of someone we cared about can leave us with a range of emotions and reactions. Seeking or accepting the support of others is a powerful way to cope with grief and adjust to life after our loss.
JCS Grief Counselors offer a variety of groups, programs and services to provide support, guidance, comfort, and hope to people of all ages who are bereaved and trying to cope with the death of someone important in their lives. Counseling, support groups, workshops, presentations and experiential programs attend to the holistic – physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual – needs of those who have experienced loss.
Through The Mitchell David Center for Hope & Healing, JCS supports children, teens, young adults, and families who have experienced a loved one’s death, particularly if that loved one was a child. Age-appropriate programs, groups, and activities help parents and siblings throughout their lives – immediately after a death and through all life stages when grief reappears. Support for The Center is provided by the Mitchell David Endowment Fund. Funding for children’s grief services is also provided by the Zimmerman Fund for Children.
by Donna Kane, MA, CT This is an unprecedented period in our lives. Right now, being with our friends, family, and community, which is an integral part of our Jewish tradition, is not deemed safe. People are having funerals and grieving alone.