School-based Support for Children and Teens

Now in nearly 30 schools across the Fox Valley region, Project Hope is a collaboration between FVHH and school staff to identify student loss-related needs and to implement individual and/or group support. Sessions are held within the school day on a weekly basis – mitigating the need for parents to make special trips for support sessions.

Benefits of school-based support through Project Hope:

  • Accessibility within a familiar environment
  • Students are made aware of others at school who have loss-related needs
  • Normalization of the grief process through interactions with other students
  • An outlet for emotional needs – assisting participating students throughout their academic day

Collaboration between FVHH’s bereavement team and school staff encourages a positive connection between emotional and academic performance.

Interested in starting Project Hope at your son’s or daughter’s school? Contact Jill Thorson at FVHH: jthorson@fvhh.net or call 630-232-2233.