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 including but not limited to 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

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“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

66th ES
95th St. ES
Accelerated Schools
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Barack Obama MS
Bright Star Schools
Burbank MS
Clinton MS
Contreras LC
Culver City MS
Diego Rivera LC
Dymally HS
Eagle Rock HS
El Sereno MS
Franklin HS
Fremont HS (SLA)
Frost MS (Granada Hills)
Gardena HS
Green Dot (Animo) Public Schools

Hale Charter Academy
Hamilton HS
Hawthorne MS
Hooper Ave. ES
John Adams MS
John Muir MS
KIPP SoCal Public Schools
LA Academy
Lincoln MS
Lorne ES
Marina del Rey MS
Maywood Center for Enriched Studies
Nobel MS (Northridge)
Palisades High
Palisades High
Palms MS
Para Los Niños
Portola (Tarzana)
Ramone C. Cortines
Sally Ride

San Fernando Ints. of Applied Media
Santee LC
South Gate HS
South Gate MS
Southeast MS
Sun Valley Magnet
T.S. King MS
TEACH Academy of Technology
University HS
USC Hybrid High
Van Nuys MS
Vaughn G3
Vaughn Mainland
Vaughn MIT
Vaughn MS
Vaughn Pandaland
Vaughn VISA
Venice HS
Vista MS
Vista MS
West Adams Senior High
Wilmington STEAM
Woodlawn ES

*subject to change per year depending on need

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