Guilt and Grief

By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT It is very common for people to experience guilt, the feeling you get when you think

Dia de los Muertos

By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Dia de los Muertos, also known as “Day of the Dead” is a holiday that is

Yesterday: A Look Back

Full Circle Grief Center started nearly 14 years ago at Allyson’s dining room table. The vision was to start a nonprofit organization,

Loss in Later Life

By Wendy Boggs, MS-G, Counseling Intern To play on a common turn of phrase, when you’ve seen one older adult, you’ve seen

Journaling for Healing

By Britt Cowart, LCSW, Grief Services Director Grief journaling is one way of allowing ourselves the space for genuine healing to take

Strength in Grief

By: Rusty Ramsey, Full Circle Board Member Coping with grief and dealing with the loss of a parent is difficult, especially as

Rocks of Remembrance

Holidays can often trigger powerful emotions and memories of our lost loved ones, no matter how much time has passed. Mother’s Day

A Father’s Grief

By: Adam Carpenter In November of 2017 my life changed forever. My wife and I unexpectedly lost our first daughter at 23

Passed but Present

By: Kali Newlen-Burden Twenty-two years, one month, and 20 days. That’s how long I was blessed with my mom’s presence. I wish

Blooms of Hope

Holidays can often trigger powerful emotions and memories of our lost loved ones, no matter how much time has passed, whether it

12 Prize Packages

As a small token of our appreciation, and to spread a little cheer, each and every donation (monetary donations plus items donated

12 Ways of Giving

It’s been a challenging nine months, and we couldn’t have done it without you. You supported us after we canceled all three

12 Days of Giving!

Will you join us for the 12 Days of Giving?  We are excited to kick off our 12 Days of Giving celebration

Community Circle

Coming in early 2021! We’ve missed seeing you this year, and we are so grateful for your support. As a small token

12 Quotes About Grief

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II “Grief is like the

12 Ways You Can Support Us

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle Register for and participate in Miles in Memory: A Virtual Remembrance Walk/Run October 3-4 Share Full

12 Resources Worth Sharing

Celebrating 12 years of Full Circle 1.  What’s Your Grief An online community that provides hope, support, and education to anyone wishing

A Month of Remembrance

At Full Circle, we know that every grief journey is different. We support grieving families, we raise awareness about the grief process,

July Staff Spotlight

This month, our Staff Spotlight is on Ruth Saunders, M.Ed, Licensed K-12 School Counselor and Hands on Healing Group Leader. What Makes

The Goodbye Book

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read by our Full

Tear Soup

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read by our

Support Group Care Packages

With the transition to virtual videoconference support groups, our members are in need of some of the supplies they would traditionally have

The Feelings Book

Each Sunday, parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read

May Staff Spotlight

This month, our staff spotlight is Becky Evans, MS, Resident in Counseling. Becky joined Full Circle in May 2012 and has led

My Many Colored Days

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read by our

Giving Tuesday Now

Full Circle is a proud participant of Giving Tuesday Now! What is #GivingTuesdayNow? #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity

In My Heart

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Story Time. The books, read by

The Rabbit Listened

Parents and children are invited to find a cozy spot at home and join us for Storytime. The books, read by our

Volunteer Spotlight

Here at Full Circle we are fortunate to have some of RVA’s most amazing volunteers. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we’d

Virtual Story Time

From the very beginning, our goal as an organization in the COVID-19 crisis has been to serve our community, adapt our business

April Staff Spotlight

This month, our Staff Spotlight is on Maryse Eubank, Suicide Bereavement Services Manager.  What makes Full Circle unique? Full Circle Grief Center

Your Gift Matters

Full Circle’s Annual Live Your Dash Luncheon funds our spring and summer programming. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our luncheon has been postponed.

Week Two At A Glance

We remain active and in contact with our participants through various virtual platforms, although our physical center is closed. We’re staying flexible

NASW Conference Update

The National Association of Social Workers held their 2020 Annual Conference last week. Due to COVID-19, the conference moved from an in-person

Week One At A Glance

Full Circle is so grateful for all of our participants and supporters as we wade through unchartered waters with COVID-19. Our community

COVID-19 UPDATE

Full Circle Grief Center is committed to protecting our staff and clients. In order to do so as safely as possible, we

A message about COVID-19

Understanding the increasing concerns related to the coronavirus, we want our group participants, counseling clients, and volunteers to be aware that our

Finding Hope After Loss

By Caroline Lavoie, Clinical Social Work Intern For Masters level social work students, internship placement day is among the most nerve wracking

Social Worker Spotlight

Full Circle is helping celebrate National Social Work Month in March and the beginning of a new decade with the theme “Social

Social Worker Spotlight

Full Circle is helping celebrate National Social Work Month in March and the beginning of a new decade with the theme “Social

Pregnancy After Loss

Those who have experienced ‘Pregnancy After Loss’ know it is not simply a time marked by celebration and happiness. While there will

Unresolved Grief

While death is a normal part of life, many individuals experience numerous challenges following the death of a close loved one.  Children

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly

Now Accepting Some Insurances

Full Circle is excited to announce that our Individual Counseling Practice is now accepting some insurances! Daytime and evening appointments available. Please

Lessons in the Art of Dying

Our 1st Annual Conference: Lessons in the Art of Dying is now open for registration.   Conference Registration Conference Registration Fee is

Holiday Hours

The holiday season is here!Full Circle will be closed November 21st – 23rd andDecember 24th – January 1st and we will reopen