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Courageous Kids is a grief support program for youth and their families, for whom a loved one has died. We have provided camp and support groups serving over 3,400 youth and parents since we started in 1995. Our services are free of charge. We depend solely on grants and donations.

Courageous Kids offers weekly support groups, a summer camp and theater troupe for children ages 6-18.  Participants can learn that they are not alone in whatever they might be experiencing.  Caregivers can experience peer support and learn ways to support their children and teens. We use art therapy, drama, sand play and discussion to give voice to thoughts and feelings, and to remember our loved ones.

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PostHeaderIcon What's New?

Click here to see a Register-Guard article about the soothing power of art and a program at Jordan Schnitzer Museum, which features art created by Courageous Kids participants.

Click here to see a KMTR news article about Courageous Kids, which includes a video featuring the CK Teen Theatre Troupe.

Click Here to see the Spring 2016 CK Newsletter with thanks to Dance Factory and the South Eugene High School Axeman Pageant!

Check out Hearts for Hospice Resale Store on 4th and Main Street in Springfield. Hearts for Hospice is a generous supporter of Courageous Kids and has wonderful, quality resale goods. More info on Facebook and at the Hearts for Hospice website.


PostHeaderIcon CK Newsletter: Expressions

Courageous Kids periodically publishes a newsletter, Expressions, with pictures and stories about activities and events.

Click here to view the Spring 2016 CK Newsletter!

Take a look at these past issues...


Winter 2014


November 2013


Read more...


PostHeaderIcon Thanks to Our Partners

Many organizations in the community help us raise funds to support grieving children. Between July and November 2016 these local  organizations have included:

Hearts for Hospice

Eugene Ems Baseball

Sweaty Ganesh Yoga

N.B. Guistina Foundation


PostHeaderIcon CK in the Media

Read the Register-Guard article on CK called "Sharing the Grief" published on July 20, 2015.


Watch KVAL's news story on Hearts for Hospice's 1st anniversary, broadcast on February 18, 2014.


Read what the Register-Guard had to say about the 2nd annual Walk & Run to Remember, published on October 21, 2013.


KMTR NewsSource 16's piece on the CK Theater Troupe, broadcast April 29, 2013


Lane County Medical Society recently published an article in a recent issue of the group's newsletter Of Interest on sandtray therapy.  Check it out (page 19).


Read the article by the Register-Guard on the Hearts for Hospice Resale Store.