Peer support group program

Please Note: Willow Center support groups are now meeting at the Lewiston High School every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Attendees are required to wear masks and allow temperature checks before entry into group.

Willow Center provides FREE support groups to children, teens, and their adult caregivers who have experienced the death of someone close.

Peer support groups are coordinated by behavioral health professionals and trained volunteers to promote the expression of grief and loss, the understanding of death, loss and the process of grief, and to decrease feelings of isolation associated with grief. Willow Center is the only children’s bereavement program in the region.

Our groups are held in Lewiston, ID. The Lewiston groups meet the first and third Tuesday of every month for an hour and a half. Groups are delineated by age:

  • Pre-school group
  • Primary group
  • Intermediate Group
  • Early Teen Group
  • Teen Group
  • Adult Caregivers/Parent Group

Click here to see what Willow Center participants have to say about our program.

This is a family focused program with the belief that to truly assist the children and teens in their process of grief, we need to engage the family/caregivers in a supportive way to build healthier coping, communication and connections for the whole family.  We provide a confidential, safe place for children, teens and their adult caregivers to tell their stories, explore their feelings, and learn healthy ways of coping.

To attend one of our groups call the Willow Center office to schedule an intake appointment: (208) 791-7192; or you may email the center:


Consultation and Resources

The Willow Center serves as a resource for families, schools, businesses and the community

We have books and printed material available to assist in addressing children and teen grief and loss issues before and after the death occurs. We have resources for the child, teen, adult and family member, or anyone close to someone that is grieving. Please review the pages of our web site to get you started.

Our professional staff is available for consultation by calling our program offices: (208) 791-7192 for the Lewis-Clark Valley.

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Community Presentations

The Willow Center staff is available to speak to your group or business about grief and loss issues for children, teens and families.

Please contact the Willow Center office to arrange a presentation: (208) 791-7192 or


COVID - 19 Response

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID -19 in the community, Willow Center has assembled a list of resources for families to navigate the "new normal" of the world. If you or somebody you know has been impacted by COVID 19, the Willow Center is here to help you and we encourage you to check out our list of resources.


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