Living with grief is not a journey anyone chooses. It can be painful, difficult, and life-altering. Whether your loss is recent or in the past, the grieving process can feel overwhelming.
Our trained volunteer mentors, who have experienced loss, can offer guidance, support, and encouragement as you navigate this season. You'll discover what to expect and how to cope with all the changes in your life.
Together, you will explore questions such as:
How do I move forward without my loved one?
What do I do with the different emotions I’m experiencing?
I would prefer a group setting. Is that something you offer?
We currently only offer one-on-one mentoring for Restore, but we’d be happy to help you find a GriefShare group near you if you’d prefer to be in a group.
When will I be paired with a mentor?
We do our best to match you as soon as possible, but sometimes the process can take a few weeks (depending on the availability of our mentors and the specifics of your needs). We will keep you updated along the way, and we’re happy to recommend additional resources while you’re on the waiting list.
Can I go through this program for any type of loss—like a job loss, divorce, or loss of a pet?
While any type of loss can be extremely challenging, Restore is only for those that have lost a loved one. We’d love to connect you with resources that better fit your needs, so feel free to contact us about this.
Is there an age requirement?
You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
Can I go through Restore with my spouse?
Restore is an individual mentoring program.
Who are your mentors?
Our mentors are trained volunteers who are spiritually and emotionally healthy. Mentors go through extensive training and are required to participate in ongoing trainings throughout the year.
How am I matched with a mentor?
A variety of factors are used to determine the best match, including location, availability, age, and type of loss.
Where will I meet with my mentor?
Mentoring sessions take place at a neutral, safe location, not the home of the participant or mentor. Possible locations include a room or office at your church, a local restaurant, the library, or an office conference room.
What curriculum do you use?
We use a structured curriculum developed by North Point Ministries and written by two of our staff members that have lost loved ones.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost to participate in Restore. A workbook is provided for each participant.