Amanda the Panda Support Groups

UPDATE: EveryStep’s top priority is the safety and health of its employees, volunteers, the people in our care, and the people who support us. With that in mind, we have made the decision to postpone our April Amanda the Panda camp. All Grief & Loss Support Groups (including Amanda the Panda groups) are temporarily suspended indefinitely. To view information about cancellations and rescheduling regarding EveryStep program and events, please visit 

Learn more about COVID-19 program and services impacts.

With the goal of promoting peer support and connectivity, support groups work to recognize how grief affects our minds and our bodies. Each activity helps participants identify and accept grief emotions like anger and guilt, learn healthy coping skills, and create rituals to honor loved ones who have died. Six-week support group sessions are held throughout the year, with meetings taking place on Monday evenings. Every support group includes dinner followed by small group activities based on age and type of loss to facilitate discussion and sharing. Childcare is available upon request for children 0 to preschool-aged. Registration is required.

Winter Session: Winter Wellness
Spring Session: Grief Through the Expressive Arts
Summer Session: Growing Through Grief
Fall Session: Seasons of Change

Register for an Amanda the Panda support group or camp.


Please call 515-223-4847 or email