Now partnered with nearly 50 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 busy families to coordinate travel to and from grief support sessions.

Project Hope 8-Week Groups bring trained clinicians into your school to facilitate weekly group sessions using our evidence-based grief support curriculum.

Project Hope Individual Counseling pairs students with our clinical staff to provide one-on-one support, either virtually or in person, during the school day.

Benefits of school-based support through Project Hope:

  • Provides accessibility within a familiar environment
  • Helps bereaved students form connections and support one another
  • Normalizes the grief process
  • Provides 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.

For more information, email our Project Hope Coordinator, Jacquelyn Jennings.

Interested in bringing a Project Hope group to your school this year? Fill out the form below to get started.

NEW! Interested in grief education for your staff? FVHH is now partnering with the New York Life Foundation to offer presentations and tailored trainings. Participating schools are eligible to receive grant money under the Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative. To inquire about bringing a presentation to your school, please fill out the form below.