Dealing with Loss KIN VIP Support Group (Pilot Group launching on February 26, 2024!)


KINSHIP Virtual Support Groups are offered at no cost.

Meets Monday afternoons from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST via Zoom

Group will launch on February 26, 2024!

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Losing a relationship, a person, a role/way of life, or even losing the idea of being a grandma/uncle/aunt/sibling can be difficult and hard to navigate on your own.  The emotions you feel are so specific to what you are going through and can make you feel all alone at the same time. If you are working through the loss of something or someone important to you, we hope to offer a safe place for caregivers where you can find support for the journey and a community of kinship caregivers who understand.

This new KIN VIP Support Group will begin as a 12-week pilot Support Group and will start meeting on Mondays 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST beginning February 26, 2024.

The group is completely free and available to any caregiver raising a relative or fictive kin child.

For all those who attend at least 10 of the 12 sessions and complete a survey review of the group, a financial incentive is available!

Contact Sheila Rentfrow at for more information, or sign up here to secure your spot!


About the Facilitator:

Julie Johnson is a licensed, practicing therapist who has a passion for helping others.  As a mental health professional, Julie has worked in a therapeutic setting with persons and families for over 15 years, including successful facilitation of individual and group experiences, including Support Group meetings.

Having been a kinship caregiver herself, Julie is very familiar with the unique dynamic that comes from kinship care and changes that often result from the loss of family, friends, relationships, and changes in life circumstances that can leave caregivers and children living with grief.