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Counseling, Depression, Grief

Valerie's House

Counties served:

Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee


Valerie’s House for Grieving Families, is a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping children and families work through grief following the death of a loved one. Support groups and activities begin Monday, Jan. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Valerie’s House. Online participant pre-registration is now open at Valerie’s House is a safe place for families to share, grieve and heal together after a death in their family. Bi-weekly sessions begin with a potluck dinner, followed by small breakout groups, engaging children in age-appropriate activities to help them learn to talk about their grief, heal and bond with other children going through similar kinds of losses. Caregivers of the children also meet together. Activities include monthly family outings and group events to help participants support one another. Personal, one-on-one weekday support is also available, as needed.


Angela Melvin
1762 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901


M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Children and families experiencing grief from the loss of an immediate family member


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