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COJ services are offered to the bereaved at no cost. Ongoing support and life balance are provided for the bereaved in families, schools, businesses and organizations, with faith, hope and love; one child, one teen, one adult, one family at a time.
Companions on a Journey is funded by the generosity of private donors
Donations can be made by check or online
The 2018” ALL STAR GALA” Was Fun; Celebrating Child Grief Awareness
On Saturday, November 10th, 2018; It was an honor to present our Hope Strength and Healing Awards to Elizabeth Cassinari, Dr. Michael Kachmann, Bre Woltermann, our Circle of Hope Award to Russell J. Pennavaria, and our Companions of Hope Awards Archbishop Moeller High School Lakota Schools MindPeace New York Life Foundation ProLink Staffing.
The 103.5 WGRR “Married with Microphones” morning team of Chris O’Brien and Janeen Coyle have been married for 32 years, and have worked together in some capacity for longer than that! This is there second time hosting the All Star Gala, however much has changed in the past six years.
The evening began with Silent Auctions, Raffles, ring toss, and cocktails, followed by an elegant dinner of filet or salmon. The award presentations took place after dinner ending with music and dancing provided by “The Remains” band. Everyone in attendance had a fabulous time!
The “All Star Gala” could not have been a success without the help of many individuals and sponsors.
We want to publicly thank those who support us in our mission to provide hope for the bereaved in our community. Thank you volunteers and sponsors; It is sometime said “It takes a village”
On behalf of our organization, we thank each of our volunteers for giving of their time, talents and treasure. Each of these individuals are blessed gifts to those whom we serve. This enables COJ to provide our services to the bereaved at no cost.
Corporate Sponsors for the evening were:
Diamond Sponsors -ProLink Healthcare Staffing, Silver Sponsors: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, CTI Restaurants, Feldkamp Marketing , Lemon Grenade, Mayfield Brain and Spine Centers, Spring Grove,
Our Mission Statement
To provide support and life balance for the bereaved with faith, hope, and love: one child, one teen, one adult and one family at a time.
Childhood Bereavement in the U.S.
An estimated 1 out of 15 children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach the age of 18. Over 4.8 million youth are bereaved, and the number more than doubles by age 25, to 12.7 million. Childhood bereavement is a prevalent and critical public health issue that can have a profound impact on future wellbeing.
On Friday, November 17th, 2017; we celebrated our 20 years of successful growth. We also raised awareness for those who most need our support; grieving teens and children. Thursday, November 16, was Children’s Grief Awareness Day. It was an honor to present Dr. Dan Nelson, Dr. Sharon Phillips and Chesterwood Village Hillandale Family Healing Hearts […] Read More
Companions on a Journey Grief Support, Inc. (COJ) offers support to anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one. The feelings that come with grief can cause a person to feel numb, lost, alone, angry and confused. It can feel as though someone has reached in your chest and pulled your heart out. It helps to know that you are not alone.
Sharing one's grief has helped many to adjust to the new world in which they now must live: