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A new project supporting women in prison…

On Monday, September 24, 2018, our group met for the very first time. While I am in the process of establishing a new nonprofit, aimed to support the transformational recovery, reconnection, and restoration of women (currently and formerly incarcerated) into our communities —I’ve co-created a group with several inmates in the Washington state women’s prison to initiate this project. GOOD GRIEF is named for the work we do and intend to do. I have been a 1:1 volunteer for more than twelve years supporting incarcerated women (and their emotional selves and growth). While reading the book Healing Through the Dark Emotions (in image above), many ideas and seeds were planted for this group. It has now taken form 💗


Our Aim

The Good Grief group intention 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 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. 


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Want to support this work…

You can make a monetary donation for volunteer training, travel, and toll bridge expenses. You can also donate other supplies like books, writing journals, colored pencils, drawing paper, collage materials, and more…
Please contact Kate for details.

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We deeply appreciate your generous support.