Phoenix Center

The VNA Phoenix Center provides a safe and supportive environment for children, teens, young adults, and their families as they grieve. The death of a parent, friend, or family member at a young age can be extremely difficult. The VNA Phoenix Center was born to help youth and their families learn to live alongside their grief. Through a variety of fun and age appropriate activities, youth and families have the opportunity to interact with peers, making meaningful connections, learn and practice coping skills, express their feelings, and tell their stories.

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We believe that

  • Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one
  • The duration and intensity of grief is unique for each individual
  • There are no "right" or "wrong" emotions
  • Within each individual is the capacity to heal with support and compassion

More Info

  • Peer support groups led by trained adult facilitators
  • Free of cost & open to everyone
  • Start and end attendance whenever you or your family feel ready


  • Teens & Young Adults: Every other Monday from 6:30-7:30pm (June 12 & 26, July 17 & 31, & August 14 & 23)
  • Littles (ages 5-9) & Middles (ages 10-13): Every other Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm (June 7 & 21, July 12 & 26, and August 9 & 23.


VNA Hospice NWI – Phoenix Center
501 Marquette Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383


Ashlee Pendleton, VNA Phoenix Center Coordinator and Live Services Associate
(219) 252 – 0786

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