VIRTUAL Family Nights

Grief Support for the Whole Family

Due to the success of holding our 2020-2021 Family Nights virtually, we will continue to offer these events in a virtual format for the convenience of our participants.

The pandemic has effected our community in so many profound ways making family grief support more important than ever. Our virtual Family Nights, offered free of charge, bring grieving families together online ahead of holidays and other special days to promote sharing and communication.

CaringMatters’Family Nights workshops help families learn coping tools, plan for handling celebrations, and mark the absence of their loved one(s). Art activities, facilitated by trained volunteers, encourage parents and children to create something together as a way to continue conversations about their loved ones and to help keep their memories alive.

Please contact 
Gilly Cannon at or 301-990-8904

to learn more or to register.

For the virtual Family Nights, families will need a space where they can do an art project together, as a well as a device, preferably a tablet or computer, to access Zoom. CaringMatters will deliver all necessary art project materials a few days prior to the online workshop.

Upcoming Family Nights will be held online
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
on the following dates:

Thursday Feb 3rd, 2022 - Valentine's Day and special days

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2022

Thursday March 31st 2022 - Spring Holidays and special days

Registration Deadline: March 25, 2022

Thursday May 5th, 2022 - Pre-Mother's Day/Father's Day and special days

Registration Deadline: April 29, 2022

Each workshop is designed to be independent of the others, so that families can come to one or more as they choose.

The workshops help families:

• Express their grief and remember their loved one who died

• Honor their loved one while bringing their family closer together 

• Learn coping strategies for handling holidays and special days 


Appropriate for families with children ages 5-18. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Thank you to our Family Nights sponsor,

The Newburger-Schwartz Family Foundation.