1741 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206
An estimated 1 out of 14 children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach the age of 18. Childhood bereavement is a prevalent and critical public health issue that can have a profound impact on future well-being. The death of a loved one has been noted to be one of the most frequently reported disruptive childhood experiences.
Former Denver Broncos Quarterback, Brian Griese and his wife, Dr. Brook Griese, founded Judi’s House in 2002, in memory of Brian’s mother who died when he was just twelve years old. Judi’s House is the only free-standing organization in Denver Metro devoted solely to providing comprehensive, research-based care to grieving children and families.
Pathfinders, Judi’s House’s own 10-week program, uses art, play, and activities to reach each child. While youth are in their groups, caregivers discuss the challenges of raising grieving children and receive support for their own grief. For some families, getting to Judi’s House can be difficult. In an effort to support those needing services, Judi’s House partners with schools and organizations to offer counseling groups, workshops, and trainings.
Judi’s House has supported more than 10,000 youth and caregivers, toward the vision that no child should be alone in grief.
Through the generosity of our community, families can participate in Judi’s House programs, free of charge. By eliminating barriers to care, children experiencing grief can build resiliency and develop the coping skills they need to adjust to their loss and handle future challenges.
“Judi’s House gave my kids and I the tools we needed to survive our tragedy. We all feel less alone coming here being able to connect and fill our tool boxes with hope, connection, and coping skills. The help Judi’s House has provided us is absolutely priceless.”
– Judi’s House Client