Peer Support Facilitator

Published

03/27/2018

Start Date

04/26/2018

End Date

06/21/2018

Times of day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

295 Grand Street
Jersey City
New Jersey
07302
United States

Description

Grief is an experience that everyone has; regardless of race, age, sex, religion, or financial background. For many children who face grief early in their lives, it can be a very isolating experience due to a lack of understanding and a lack of supportive people who understand their emotions and needs. Good Grief, a nonprofit in Morristown and Princeton, New Jersey, specializes in supporting the needs of grieving children through free peer support programs, education, and advocacy. Good Grief was created in 2004 and serves over 550 participants every month. However, not everyone who would like to benefit from our services has the opportunity to do so due to transportation and other needs. In order to meet the needs of urban youth, Good Grief created In Community, a program that supports underserved children and families. In Community is launching in Jersey City from April 26, 2018-June 21, 2018 on the second floor of Jersey City Medical Center, and will cater to children ages 6-18 who have experienced the loss of someone important in their lives, as well as providing support to their parent or guardian so that they can learn how to better understand their children’s needs. In Community will reduce isolation by creating a community of children of similar ages who have experienced loss, as well as give them the tools to develop healthy coping skills to adapt to their current and other adversities they may experience. Come and be a part of the mission today, where a team of dedicated volunteers and staff ensure that no child ever has to grieve alone. 


Interested volunteers will be required to attend a two-day training on April 14 from 9:00-5:30pm, and on April 19 from 6:00-9:30pm, in addition to committing to attend each session of the program.

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups

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