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See the Good in Grief

Our mission is to provide a safe environment for grieving children, teens and adults to explore and express their feelings related to the death of a loved one and to learn to thrive in a world without that special person.

Good Grief

We started in 1999 as the first grief camp for children. The needs of our community demanded more, and we expanded into a teen camp, and then the first comprehensive grief center in 2005.

In 2017, we added two center locations, Milla’s House and Baptist NEA Center for Good Grief, to serve more of our community.

In 2023, we added Elle’s Garden to our Milla’s House location, and Dorothy’s Cottage opened adjacent to the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief.


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Good Grief

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Our Journey


First Camp Good Grief for Children Opens


First Teen Grief Camp Opens


First Camp Hope Opens in New York City


First Adult Grief Camp Opens


First Comprehensive Bereavement Center Opens in the Mid-South


First Camp Mend-A-Heart Opens in Alaska


Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief Opens in Collierville, Tennessee


Partnered with the University of Memphis for a Research Project


Milla's House Opens in Midtown, Memphis


NEA Grief Center Opens in Jonesboro, Arkansas


Dorothy’s Cottage opens in Collierville, TN and Elle’s Garden opens in Midtown, Memphis

Impact of Our Grief Programs

Children and Teens say the centers have:

Helped them express themselves and be more open

Improved their psychological symptoms like anxiety

Helped them understand what grief is and made them feel that it’s okay to grieve

Helped them understand and give meaning to their loss

Improved family communication and strengthened their family bonds

Strengthened their desire to help others

Helped themselves and their caregivers move forward together

Many kids noted a positive change in their family and better family communication as a result of coming to the Center

Adults say the centers have:

Helped their children open up and express themselves

Given their kids someone to talk to

Given their children therapy sessions that they really look forward to


The services at the centers have:

Helped caregivers understand their own grief

Served as a source of comfort and common support system

Provided a comfortable outlet for emotions

Provided helpful coping skills

Provided helpful parenting skills

Provided unbiased and non-judgmental feedback in a supportive manner

Improved family dynamics and communication (e.g., brought families closer)


Podcast and YouTube Channel

Our podcast is named “Grief is…Real. Big. Better shared.” This is the podcast everyone needs to hear, but nobody wants to hear.  It will be released monthly along with a YouTube segment called “Coping Skills Toolbox.”

We say that this is the podcast no one wants to hear because grief is not exactly a fun topic. Grief is hard, and people tend to avoid talking about it.  But this is also the podcast everyone needs to hear because grief is one of the most universal experiences there is.  Everyone is touched by loss in some way at some point in their life.  Those who are grieving can benefit from this opportunity to better understand their grief and to hear that they aren’t alone.  Others can use this podcast to learn how they can give support to the people in their lives who are grieving.

Find us wherever you get your podcasts. Make sure to subscribe to it so you are notified of new episodes.

Monthly Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter is a wonderful resource both for people who are grieving and those supporting them.

Each edition contains articles about various topics related to grief, lists of resources for further grief education, and concrete ideas for taking care of your grief. You will also find information about upcoming support groups, seminars, and other events at the Baptist Centers for Good Grief.

Please email us at if you would like to receive the monthly newsletter by email.

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