MISS Foundation Online Support Group

*Online Group. Support groups will be held virtually from MISS Foundation’s Selah Carefarm on these evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. The groups will be facilitated by MISS Foundation’s Alicia Wilson and Laura Umphrey.

For more information and to access the Google meets video link prior to the meeting, please email alicia.wilson@missfoundation.org or laura.umphrey@missfoundation.org

2nd Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. — Support group for bereaved parents only

4th Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. — General support group for any loss

Please note: Times are AZT. Arizona does not observe daylight savings. AZT = PDT in summer and MST in winter.

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Facilitators:
Alicia Wilson came to the MISS Foundation in 2010 after the death of her identical twin boys. She began her grief work as a support group member to learn how to hold space for her own grief. After a few years of participating in support groups, Alicia began volunteering for the MISS Foundation, co-facilitating a sibling group for bereaved siblings. Throughout her time with the Foundation, Alicia has organized events such as the Candlelight Memorial held at the end of the year, facilitated support groups in the Phoenix area, and has served as a MISS Foundation HOPE Mentor. Because of her passion in working with our MISS Foundation community, Alicia went on to earn her Master of Mental Health and Wellness with an emphasis in Grief and Bereavement degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She re-careered from teaching to become a grief and bereavement counselor. Alicia is certified through the MISS Foundation as a Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider.is a grief counselor at the MISS Foundation Selah Carefarm and is facilitating the MISS Foundation online support group.

Laura Umphrey, Ph.D. is a bereaved parent to her beautiful daughter Kameha Erin Umphrey. Kameha died in 2005 from complications with RSV/pneumonia. Laura has been a HOPE mentor and support group facilitator for the MISS Foundation for the past several years.  She has her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Arizona and currently is a professor and researcher at Northern Arizona University where she studies the intersection between communication, compassion, resilience and hope.  Grief is not something that should be walked alone and Laura is honored to facilitate the online support group with MISS Foundation’s Alicia Wilson.

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