HopeWest children’s grief groups offer a way for children to connect with their peers and learn how to cope with the death of a loved one. Last year, HopeWest provided support to more than 400 kids and teens in Mesa County.

“Losing someone you love is hard for anyone to handle, but can be especially confusing and painful for children and teens during a year where nothing has been the same. Often there were no visits with their family. No funerals. No celebrations of the lives that helped shape their own. Our groups help kids begin the healing process,” Joni Beckner, Director of HopeWest Kids said.

Spots are limited due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Current groups with openings are as follows:

Grand Junction:
Suicide Loss for Teens: July 15 – Aug. 5, Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Coping for Middle Schoolers: July 13 – Aug. 3, Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Creative Coping group: Elementary: June 14 – July 26, Mondays
Equine Therapy for Teens: Aug. 9 – Sept. 20, Mondays

Equine group: Elementary: June 16 – July 28, Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Creative Coping Groups:
Elementary: June 16 – June 28, Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Middle School: June 16 – July 28, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to register for any of these groups, please call (970)-245-5377.