Young Adult Program
Young Adults (18-30) are often overlooked when it comes to a loved ones death or terminal diagnosis. Our Young Adult program provides an opportunity to connect with others in this age group. From weekend retreats, social events and monthly support groups, this program addresses the specific needs and concerns of grieving Young Adults.
Young Adult Series
For Young Adults ages 18-30 who are grieving a significant death. Getting support from peers is critical and can be transformative during this important time in a young adult’s life. These groups are led by our Young Adult Director, Katie Eisold and professionally trained volunteers.
Young Men's Group
Grief is tough on all of us. It can become even more challenging for men. Join us for a free virtual support group for men ages 18-30 who have experienced the death of a family member. For further details, please contact Ryan Moravetz at email@example.com or 952-219-8532.
Young Adult Grief Retreat
Tuesday, October 12 - Thursday, October 14th
Faith's Lodge, Danbury, WI
Find connection, healing, and reflection during this 3-day grief retreat in western Wisconsin. The retreat is free to attend but registration is required. Space is limited.
Anticipatory Loss Support Group
Anticipating the death of a loved one brings many difficult and unique feelings of grief. If you are anticipating the death of a family member and looking for support, please join us as we find ways of navigating anticipatory loss, sharing our stories, and find ways to take care of ourselves during this time of transition and change.
Our pay it forward mentality with our volunteers blends with our internship program offering young adults the opportunity to build their resume while working for a great cause! If you are interested in peer-based mentoring, marketing, fundraising, social media, public speaking or social work opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for passionate ambassadors to spread our message, and to create peer-based support groups throughout college campuses. Please contact us to learn more!
Please make sure to visit our Resources page for other local and national resources for Young Adults. We encourage you to find support that works for YOU!
Meet Katie and Ryan, our Young Adult Program leaders! Their passion for supporting young adults shines through in everything they do. You will love working with them! Reach out to Katie@brighterdaysgriefcenter.org or call 952-303-3873.
Director, Young Adult Program
Katie Eisold has been working with children, teens, and families for over 20 years in both healthcare and within the grief community. She is a Certified Child Life Specialist and has vast experience facilitating grief groups for youth and their caregivers. Katie possesses extensive knowledge in child development, children’s grief, and anticipatory grief. Katie is pursuing her graduate degree in Counseling and Therapy with the hope to become a licensed grief therapist for families in the future. Prior to joining Brighter Days Family Grief Center, Katie was the Program Manager for Fairview’s Youth Grief Services and Co-Director of Camp Erin®-Twin Cities.
Hi everyone! Although I was born in South Dakota, I grew up in Woodbury, MN. After graduating from Woodbury High School, I attended St. Cloud State University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I spent over a decade working in Sales and Logistics. Through my own grief-work, I discovered a passion for helping others. In 2019, I decided to resign from the corporate world so I could pursue a Master’s degree from Saint Mary’s. I am nearing the end of my graduate program and hope to soon become a licensed grief counselor. My family and I live in Cottage Grove, MN. I enjoy spending time with friends, fishing, golfing, and traveling. My favorite vacation spot is anywhere with a beach. I’m also a devoted MN sports fan and love to watch the Vikings, Timberwolves, and Twins. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team at Brighter Days Family Grief Center as a counseling intern. It is an honor to be with you all.