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Good Grief Clubs

Peer Support for Grieving Students

What is a Good Grief Club?

A Good Grief Club is a grief support group conducted either in-person or online, co-facilitated by CaringMatters and a partner school or community organization, that explores a seven-week curriculum, created by CaringMatters, that includes:

• Experiential Activities

• Expressive Arts

• Guided Conversations​

Please note: CaringMatters can facilitate Good Grief Clubs utilizing either an in-person or virtual format. We follow Montgomery County public health guidelines and are ready to pivot our programs to a virtual format as necessary and/or mandated.

Who Can Participate?
Any elementary, middle, or high school student in a Montgomery
County private or public school who has experienced the death of a
significant person in his/her life either recently or years ago.

Grieving Students Will:

  •  Learn that he/she is not alone

  •  Connect with grieving peers

  •  Be better able to discuss grief and loss

  •  Gain new skills to manage feelings

  •  Identify people he/she can turn to


The Good Grief Club is possible through a partnership between CaringMatters and Montgomery County schools and community- based organizations. CaringMatters provides the curriculum, a  trained volunteer facilitator, materials, and all handouts and forms. The school or community-based organization staff identifies at least four students who could benefit from the program and secures parental permission for them to participate. The school or community-based organization must manage the technology platform and have a mental health professional or school counselor available to co-facilitate the online sessions. 


Getting Started
To learn more or schedule a Good Grief Club at your school or community-based organization, please contact Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement Services, at 301-990-8904

or  ​

To learn more or schedule a

Good Grief Club at your school or community-based organization, please contact Gilly Cannon,

Senior Director of Children's Bereavement Services,

301-990-8904 or

Download our
Good Grief Club Brochure:
English  / Spanish

This program is funded in part by

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"I learned that I am not the only one going through this." - High School Student

"I learned that my mother will always be in my heart." - Elementary School Student

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