2021 is the 20th anniversary of the first support groups held at a very special place called the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico. The founders had been working towards this shared dream for a long time before support groups began in 2001 (in fact, the very first “Children’s Grief Center” event was a Grief in the Holidays Workshop held in December 2000).
This page is a space to celebrate the vision and hard work of those founders, and the bereaved children and adults who came together to create support during the darkest days of their lives. As we say in orientation for new families, training for volunteers, and during the support groups themselves, “your presence here helps others.” We will be adding stories to this page throughout 2021, our 20th anniversary. If you are a former child or adult group participant and you’d like to share your story, please contact Suzie Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-323-0478. Thank you. Your presence here helps others.