United Way #8365 | CFC #42512

Family Nights​: Grief Support for the Whole Family


Spring Holidays Session: Easter, Passover, and other Special Days

Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6 - 8 pm

Arcola Elementary School | 1820 Franwall Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902


Join us for this Free Workshop to Make Holiday art as a family!

• Express your grief and remember your loved one who died

• Honor your loved one while bringing your family closer together

• Learn coping strategies for handling holidays and special days

• Share dinner with other families who are also grieving


Appropriate for families with children ages 5-18. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Please contact Haily Gonski at hailyg@hospicecaring.orgor 301-869-4673 to learn more or to register.


Holidays and other special days can be especially challenging for grieving children. Anticipating and acknowledging these days can be a helpful way to promote sharing and communication.
Hospice Caring’s Family Nights are designed for families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Each workshop is held approximately one week prior to a major holiday, so that families can learn coping tools, plan for how they will handle celebrations, and mark the absence of their loved one(s). Activities facilitated by trained volunteers encourage parents and children to create something together to take home, as a way to continue conversations about their loved ones and to help keep their memories alive. Each workshop is designed to be independent of the others, so that families can come to one or more as they choose. 



​Save the Date, Thursday, May 11, 2017, for our next Family Night which will focus on preparing for
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.


Thank you to our sponsor, the Newburger-Schwartz Family Foundation.