Soul and Spirit

Wings for the Journey

Wings for the Journey is a bereavement group for moms and dads (and other family members) who mourn the loss of a child. This small group (usually around 10 people) meets monthly at St.Vincent Jennings Hospital and is facilitated by the hospital chaplain. Each session provides an opportunity for parents to speak about the raw and wounded feelings of their loss. They also rediscover hope as one of their coping strategies.

One family member recently stated, “This is a safe environment. I can talk, vent, cry and get angry. I can really show how I am feeling. The people in the support group are not judgmental. The chaplain understands my grief.”

Information on Meetings

Two groups are facilitated by the St.Vincent Jennings Hospital Chaplain, who is certified as a grief counselor.

North Vernon Group

  • When/Where: the first Monday of each month (except September) at St.Vincent Jennings Hospital
  • Time: 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.

Columbus Group

  • When/Where: the third Tuesday of each month at First Baptist Church in Columbus
  • Special services are held in June and December
  • Time: 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.

Resources and participation are available free. For more information, please call (812) 352-4415.

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