School-Based Grief Support Program

OUR HOUSE recognizes that many children and teens grieve alone. Parents or guardians may lack access to transportation or other resources needed to bring their child to a support group at one of our three locations: West Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Mid-City/Koreatown centers. Through our landmark School-Based Grief Support Program, we bring our services to the local schools.

Elementary, middle, and high school students can participate, free of charge, in an OUR HOUSE on-site grief support group in their own school. The groups provide a safe place for children to share their thoughts and feelings with other children who are also grieving after the death of a family member or close friend. Students are identified by school personnel and are invited to participate. Upon the completion of the ten-week group, faculty and students report students are better able to concentrate in school and have improved social and behavioral performance.

School Groups

  • Consist of 8-12 students
  • Takes place once a week for 10 weeks during the school day
  • Led by highly trained and supervised OUR HOUSE group leaders
  • Located on campuses in the Los Angeles, Culver City, Santa Monica/Malibu, Inglewood, Compton, Glendale and Hawthorne Unified School Districts as well as their Charter and Magnet schools
  • Shown to improve the academic performance and social adjustment of grieving students, as reported by school personnel

DOWNLOAD THE 10-Week School Group Synopsis

“OUR HOUSE has a very effective, comprehensive group curriculum. They consistently brought age-appropriate materials and projects for the students to work on. Most students reported that the group was the only place that they felt they could talk about their loss safely. Very frequently students reported an increase in their ability to concentrate in class and on exams because they were able to ‘clear their head’ during the group sessions.” – Sandy, Psychiatric Social Worker

Participating Schools
Contreras LC
Fremont HS (SLA)
Hooper Ave. ES
KIPP Illuminar
Lincoln MS
Portola (Tarzana)
Sally Ride
South Gate HS
Venice HS
Vista MS
52nd
66th ES
Animo Pat Brown
Burbank MS
Clinton MS
Dymally HS
Eagle Rock HS
Hawthorne MS
Frost MS (Granada Hills)
JAMS
LACES
Liechty
Maclay
Nobel MS (Northridge)
South Gate MS
Southeast MS
Palisades High
Valor Academy MS
University HS
USC Hybrid High
Van Nuys MS
West Adams Senior High
T.S. King MS
Palms MS
Bancroft
Diego Rivera LC
Dorsey
El Sereno MS
Franklin HS
GALA
Hale Charter Academy
Santee LC
95th St. ES
Banning
Barack Obama MS
Carson-Gore
Culver City MS
Gardena HS
Hamilton HS
John Adams MS
John Muir MS
LA Academy
Lorne ES
Marina del Rey MS
Millikan
Palisades High
Ramone C. Cortines
Sun Valley Magnet
Vaughn VISA
Vaughn Pandaland
Vaughn MS
Vaughn MIT
Vaughn G3
Vaughn Mainland
Vista MS
Wilmington STEAM

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