November 6, 2021, at 11 AM was the first meeting of the Good Grief Brunch Club. It was held at the Happy Place Cafe, 1150 W. Jefferson Street in Shorewood, IL 60404.
Thank you to all who attended!
The Good Grief Supper Club was first introduced by Brother Ed Arambasich through the Quincy, IL Fire Department to give those who have experienced the loss of a loved one an opportunity to gather with one another in support. He has since extended this program to Joliet and Joliet Firefighters and their families renamed the Good Grief Brunch Club. The healing act of sharing a meal is practiced all over the world and gathering can provide much-needed support. Please call Brother Ed if you are interested in attending at (815) 409-8705 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to the group organizers (pictured L to R) Rachel Boros, LPC from Westside Children's Therapy; Mary Frances Seeley, OSF, Ph.D. from the Upper Room Crisis Hotline; Br. Ed Arambasich, OFM and Joliet Fire Department Chaplain; and Carol Lehman (not pictured).
It is the mission of the Good Grief Brunch Club to lend aid to those who are grieving from the loss of a loved one by gathering together, sharing a meal, and supporting our firefighter community.