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VIRTUAL Family Nights

Grief Support for the Whole Family

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 Night 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.

Por favor contactar
Mabilia Rastello at o 717-800-1631

para obtener más información o registrarse.

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.

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 


Each workshop is designed to be independent of the others, so that families can come to one or more as they choose. Appropriate for families with children ages 5-18. Space is limited. Registration is required for each session.

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


Winter Holidays & Special Days, Thursday, December 7, 2023
(registration deadline: Wednesday, November 29, 2023)


Valentine's Day & Special Days, Thursday, February 1, 2024
(registration deadline: Wednesday, January 24, 2024)


Spring Holidays & Special Days, Thursday, March 14, 2024
(registration deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2024)


Pre-Mother's Day/Father's Day & Special Days, Thursday, May 9, 2024

(registration deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024)

Download the Family Nights Flyer

Feedback from Familiy Night Participants:

  • “It was such a life-giving and kind environment to share our grief, remember our loved ones, allow us to connect together as a family around loved one we lost, and to come together as a community.”

  • “Family Nights is such a wonderful program and gives a way to talk about and express grief. It can be difficult to initiate these types of discussion with family, so this is a helpful way to get the dialogue going.”

Family Night Art Projects

Thank you to our Family Nights sponsor,

The Newburger-Schwartz Family Foundation.

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