Virtual Programs

for Grief Support


Grief Support Groups

Special Events

Jenn Flaum, LCSW, MBA Executive Director

Welcome to HeartLight Center

My name is Jenn and on behalf of the Heartlight community, we are glad you are here. 

At HeartLight, we know your story is unique and the pain of grief can be intensely personal. 
That doesn’t mean you have to face it alone.

HeartLight Center is a non-profit that companions and educates people through their grief to find hope.  HeartLight offers virtual and in person grief support groups, workshops, seminars and resources for individuals and organizations. 

Facing the Mourning
4-Week Support Group

A 4-session interactive support group open to all types of losses. Part class, part support group, part personal discovery, Facing the Mourning will guide you through honoring, processing, and creating milestones through your grief.

Join a Monthly Grief Support Group

Heart Light Center kindly requests that you register for virtual groups prior to attendance.  Online registration will close
24-hours prior to group.  Please contact us at with questions or for more information.

Loss of a Parent(s)
Support Group

An ongoing support group for those who have experienced the death of a parent(s). Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 6pm (PT)/7pm (MST)/8pm (CT)/9pm (EST).

Growing Through Grief

This ongoing support group is open to anyone who has experienced a death. We will spend time learning about the grief process and connecting with others. This can be a helpful group if you are newly bereaved and/or new to HeartLight. Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6pm (PT)/7pm (MST)/8pm (CT)/9pm (EST).

Loss of Spouse/Partner
Support Group

An ongoing support and educational group for people who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner or significant other. If your loss is recent or years ago, you are welcome to spend an evening with others who are on a similar journey. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm (PT)/7pm (MST)/8pm (CT)/9pm (EST).

COVID Loss Group:
You Are Not Alone

A Support Group if you are experiencing loss, of any kind, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. This group meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8am (PT)/9am (MST)/10am (CT)/11am (EST).

Upcoming Special Events


We welcome you to join us for upcoming seminars and workshops that explore various topics on the grief journey. 

First Steps:
A Comprehensive Guide to
Financial Matters After Death

Virtual Seminars and Workbook

First Steps provides you with information and tools needed for handling financial matters after the death of a loved one.

 Shane Phillips, author of First Steps: A Comprehensive Guide To Financial Matters After A Death, joins us for presentations around practical matters after death. Bringing you information and tools needed for handling financial matters, understanding what documents you’ll need and how to get them, closing accounts and filing claims, Shane will support you with sifting through what can be an overwhelming process into more doable tasks.

First Steps Workbook is full of checklists, tips, and other resources that are helpful to a person dealing with a descendants financial matters.

First Steps Seminars connect you directly with Shane to get your individual questions answered.

Jill Johnson-Young – Educational Signature Series

Your Grief * Your Rules * Your Way

Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW is a grief expert, therapist, author- and a double widow who married the funeral director/embalmer/DMORT member who cared for her first two spouses. She lives in the world of grieving clients and communities she touches around the world, and in the world of those in funeral service. She loves conversation more than speaking at her audience- that’s no fun for anyone. Instead, she will be speaking with you about what compassion fatigue does, and how we can move through it, take better care of ourselves and each other, and find your way back to the profession you love.
We look forward to having Jill join us in February, 2022, for two virtual programs!
Program for Professionals:
Your Career is Helping Families – What About You?
 A virtual program for caregiving professionals including Hospice and Healthcare Professionals, Funeral Directors, Counselors/Therapists, and Volunteer Caregivers. Define and apply compassion fatigue and burnout for caregiving professions, address the challenges faced when you are unable to fulfill your role due to time, staffing and misconceptions, and more!
Tuesday February 8th, 2022
7:30AM-9:30AM (PT) / 8:30AM-10:30AM (MST) / 9:30AM-11:30AM (CT) / 10:30AM-12:30PM (ET)
Program for the Community:
Grief is a Place to Do the Work – Not To Stay
A virtual program for all! A time for sharing our stories and moving from grief and recovery into growth – how to do the work and find you after loss.
Tuesday February 8th, 2022
5:30PM-6:30PM (PT) / 6:30PM-7:30PM (MST) / 7:30PM-8:30PM (CT) / 8:30PM-9:30PM (ET)

What’s Your Grief – Educational Signature Series

Supporting Shattered Worlds

Coming in May 2022!

Litsa and Eleanor developed a website about grief.  As mental health professionals who have experienced significant loss themselves, they know individual grief is unique and that there is no “right” way to cope.  Their goal is to create a community that provides hope, support, and education to anyone wishing to understand the complicated experience after loss.

Program for Professionals:
Understanding Traumatic Loss
 A virtual program for caregiving professionals including Hospice and Healthcare Professionals, Funeral Directors, Counselors/Therapists, Victim’s Advocates, and Volunteer Caregivers.  Discuss common and unique patterns of grief and trauma response in unanticipated and disenfranchised deaths.
Tuesday May 10th, 2022
8:00-10:00 Pacific / 9:00-11:00 Mountain / 10:00-12:00 Central / 11:00-1:00 Eastern (2 Hour Program)
Program for the Community:
Understanding Traumatic Loss
A virtual program for anyone who has experienced a loss or is supporting a friend or family member through loss.  Understand your patterns of grief and trauma following an unanticipated and/or disenfranchised death.
Tuesday May 10h, 2022
5:00 Pacific / 6:00 Mountain / 7:00 Central / 8:00 Eastern (1.5 Hour Program)

Grief Resources

Our professional support network can connect you to the resources that will meet your needs.