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Hope in the Heartache

Grief Support Groups

King’s Table hosts peer-to-peer Grief Support Groups for parents or guardians and their children who are grieving the loss of a loved one who was impacted by a cognitive disability. We are committed to walking alongside families who are facing the experience of losing a loved one due to their disability.

Faith-based Support

Using the Morning Star Curriculum, a faith-based grief curriculum from Starlight Ministries, we guide parents, siblings, and caregivers through the grief journey. Groups are offered for parents and guardians and their children ages 4-18. Siblings are placed in groups according to their ages.  

Our facilitators, who are trained volunteers and staff of King’s Table, guide participants through the curriculum. Participants may learn new coping methods, process their feelings, grow in their faith, and heal through their grief journey. 

Hope in the Heartache is free of charge for participants due to the generosity of our donors.

Sample Schedule

Groups are held on Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm 


Unit 1: 6-week session begins in September

Unit 2: 5-week session begins in November

Unit 3: 6-week session begins in January

Unit 4: 5-week session begins in March

*Breaks will be taken during holiday weeks

We will also have opportunities for you to connect with others in the spring and summer.

What is my first step?

For more information, you may fill out the form below or call our office at 616-284-3549.  A staff member will gather your contact information and answer any questions you may have. You may also schedule an intake appointment where we can discuss the group and if it is the right service for you and your family at this time.

I am interested in learning more about the Hope in the Heartache support groups.

Julie Hauck

Program Director

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