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A new project supporting women in prison…

On Monday, September 24, 2018, our group met for the very first time. Good Grief was co-created with several inmates in the Washington state women’s prison and is named for the work we do and intend to do. For the past twelve years I have been a volunteer providing confidential emotional support to women in prison. It was in reading the book Healing Through the Dark Emotions (in image above), that many ideas and seeds were planted for this group. It has now taken form 💗

Our hope is this work will expand so that it may support the transformational recovery, reconnection, and restoration of women (currently and formerly incarcerated) into our communities…


Our Aim

Good Grief’s aim is to utilize the support, knowledge, and wisdom each person brings; to mend and strengthen our relationships with one another (and ourselves) by creating a safe, confidential, respectful, and nonjudgmental environment to share and process; to understand our stories as they are contextualized in the larger environment and world; and to heal and help ourselves so we may be of support to others. A major component of the approach is acceptance. This pertains to being willing to listen to and be present with difficult feelings—both within ourselves and in hearing from others. 


If you would like to stay in the loop, maybe even do work with us in the future, please consider adding your name to our mailing list. I will post periodic updates. Thank you!

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Want to support this work…

If you would like to make a monetary donation for volunteer training, travel, and toll bridge expenses, or to donate other supplies like books, writing journals, art supplies, and more, please contact Kate for details.

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We appreciate your support.