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Surviving & Beyond for Grieving Dads

The domain of a grieving dad can be a lonely place. From a young age, society places demands on men that preclude them from dealing with loss or disappointment openly. Society says men are not supposed to lose control – they are expected to be tough, take it “like a man” and support others.

We believe it does not have to be that way. This program is designed to give grieving dads a way to connect and discuss topics that make a difference for them in the aftermath of loss. Discussions are led by trained and experienced facilitators who have traveled the grief journey.


An Individual Orienting Session with Group Leader

A Book of Essays Especially for Fathers

Topics Include:

  • The emotional impact of losing a child
  • Grieving as a man – dealing with societal expectations
  • Continued bonds with your child
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Secondary wounds and challenges
  • Anger, guilt, and blame
  • The “why” of it all
  • Growing stronger on the grief journey



NOTE: This is a “closed” rather than a “drop-in” support group, meaning that fathers travel the grief journey with the same people every session.
Eight (8) 90-Minute Group Sessions via Zoom –


    Thursday Dads Group: beginning September 12, 2024
    (8 sessions)

    • Group leaders are Steve Shannon and Greg Moore
    • When: Thursdays at 7 PM ET 
    • Group dates: September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5, December 19

      If you are interested in participating in the Thursday Dads Group, please click HERE, and we will schedule a 1-on-1 call with you.

      Tuesday Dads Group: beginning September 17, 2024
      (8 sessions)

      • Group leaders are Tom Horne and Brendan Deeley
      • When: Tuesdays at 7 PM ET 
      • Group dates: September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, November 26, December 10, December 17
      • We will have a special 9th “Wrap-up Session” on January 7, 2025, to discuss holiday experiences and intentions for the new year. 

          If you are interested in participating in the Tuesday Dads Group, please click HERE, and we will schedule a 1-on-1 call with you.


          Previous Participants Have Written:

          Being able to connect with fathers who are dealing with the loss of a child was very powerful. It was comforting to gain ideas on how to move forward and cope.

          ~Brendan Deely

          Surviving & Beyond for Grieving Dads has been extremely helpful for me in dealing with the death of my daughter. The program leader did a remarkable job of creating a safe environment in which we could explore our grief, discover coping mechanisms, and show our emotions. Finally, after trying many other options, I found a program tailored for men. I am so grateful to my fellow group participants for all the love and support that was shared. I’ve been to many different support groups and this was by far the best.

          ~Mark Imhoff

          The facilitators did a great job … I was able to connect with other fathers going through the grieving process of losing a child by suicide and learned some coping techniques. You have honestly provided me hope and encouragement that there will be peace and happiness with time.

          ~William Beedle

          Disclaimer: This program will provide an opportunity to connect with other survivors in a safe and supportive environment, useful information, and the opportunity to explore concepts and issues that have been shown to have a positive impact on the healing of survivors. This program is not designed to replace any ongoing or needed medical or mental health support, or to handle serious mental illnesses.