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When you have completed the the virtual orientation to be a part of Erin's House, your family will begin our New Family Group: a 4-week, virtual group consisting of other families who are new to our peer-support program.

During each virtual New Family Group, there will be an activity for your family to complete together that will encourage conversation at home and build support within your family. You will also have the opportunity to share among the other families in the group if you would like, but there is no obligation. At the end of each session, we conclude with an "adult chat" where the Erin's House Program Specialist provides education for caregivers on supporting children and teens who are grieving.

After the completion of the 4-week virtual New Family Group, you will have the opportunity to join our onsite peer-support groups where you will be able to build upon your family's progress as you learn about how peer-support groups work. There is also an adult group you can join to receive support for your family from other adults going through something similar.

To enroll your child(ren) into our peer-support groups, please fill out the form using the button below.

Once you submit the form, you will receive a call within 1-2 business days from our Family Support Coordinator to schedule a family orientation at our facility. This orientation is one-on-one with a Child Grief Specialist. Orientations take approximately one hour, and we ask anyone who plans on coming to Erin’s House to attend this meeting.

After your orientation, you will be assigned to a specific program night and given a schedule as to when your family’s group night is.

If you prefer a hard copy of the application, you can download a PDF version of our Family Intake Questionnaire.  You can either drop off the completed application at our office Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. or mail the application to: 

Erin’s House for Grieving Children

5670 YMCA Park Drive West

Fort Wayne, IN 46835

If you have any questions regarding our sign-up process or our programs, please call our office at 260.423.2466 or email

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