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News Release: Virtual Holiday Support Through Finding Light + Hope: A Holiday Series on Grief & Loss

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

Grief Recovery Center (GRCBR) is excited to announce the launch of the Finding Light + Hope: A Holiday Series on Grief and Loss. The holidays can be a difficult time for many. This time of year can feel impossible when you are grieving a loss or other major life transitions. The 8-week series will be a drop-in virtual support group, beginning November 10th through the end of this year. Louisiana residents 18 and older can register online at Participants may attend as many or as few sessions as they choose with one registration.

The Angela and Huey Wilson Foundation awarded GRCBR a grant to help the community during this ever-changing time. Finding Light + Hope: A Holiday Series on Grief and Loss offers a variety of topics to help cope during the holidays, including:

  • Week 1: Finding meaning in the holidays - Tuesday November 10 @ 6:30-8:30pm

  • Week 2: Planning, logistics, + practical tips - Tuesday November 17 @ 6:30-8:30pm

  • Week 3: Living with gratitude after loss - Tuesday November 24 @ 6:30-8:30pm

  • Week 4: Virtual Annual Memorial Service: Filling the empty chair - Tuesday December 1 @ 6:30-8:30pm *Registering for this event only? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Week 5: Open the darkness - Tuesday December 8 @ 6:30-8:30

  • Week 6: Gifts of love - Tuesday December 14 @ 6:30-8:30

  • Week 7: Spirituality, meaning, + purpose - Tuesday December 21 @ 6:30-8:30

  • Week 8: Hope in the New Year - Tuesday December 28 @ 6:30-8:30

“People need community and to feel like they belong, especially this year with the pandemic,” says Esther Sachse, GRCBR Executive Director. “There are still many unknowns for the final months of this year, but we hope this series will give people the ability to hold their loss and celebration this time of year brings, honoring both.”

GRCBR has offered mental health services since 1991. As part of its mission, the agency sees all clients regardless of ability to pay for services. Through this holiday series, GRCBR will be able to support those in our community to offer actionable coping tools. Licensed counselors from the GRCBR team will facilitate this series. To register for Finding Light + Hope: A Holiday Series, please visit For more information or assistance registering, contact us at (225) 924-6621 or email Jennifer at

Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 am - 6 pm and 8 am - 12pm on Friday. For updates, visit GRCBR’s website at or visit Facebook @griefrecoverycenterbr or Instagram @griefrecoverycenterbr.

If you know anyone who would benefit from this program, please share the information.  Download program flyer HERE (PDF) or (JPEG)

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