Welcome to Lost & Found

At Lost & Found, we provide grief support to individuals and families from Springfield and the surrounding counties. Lost & Found Grief Center works with the bereaved to provide education and support as they travel their journey of grief to find peace, hope, and a new normal as they face life without their deceased loved one.

Who We Serve

We have served over 25 counties across Southwest Missouri. Our groups are offered at no charge to the following age groups in our community.


Preschoolers through high schoolers, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver are welcome to join our groups.


Parents or caregivers of kids meet at the same time their kid’s groups meet, allowing for the entire family to be supported.


Support services are available for adults who do not have children attending group. Please contact the office to learn more.

Why It Matters


1 in 20 children experience the death of a parent before age 20


Teens with unresolved grief are 5 times more likely to complete suicide


Children with unresolved grief are 9 times more likely to drop out of high school


More than $32 billion per year lost in worker productivity from unresolved grief

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Facilitator

Facilitators assist the group coordinator with the night’s activity and interact with the children or parents.

Become a Greeter

Play an important role by welcoming our families as they come through the doors and help them through the sign in process.

Join an Event Committee

We are always in need of committee members to help plan, promote, secure donations for, and find sponsors for our fundraising events.

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Our families always have a great time at the Springfield Cardinals thanks to Bobby Allison! A huge thank you to Bob… https://t.co/kVX8Y7sh1H
Among the many reasons we admire Barbara Bush is the grace & compassion she showed as a grieving mom. She gave voic… https://t.co/9myFCR5Pi1
This week is National Young Adult Grief Awareness Week and it’s important to us acknowledge those who have experien… https://t.co/GpELZzZh7f
We love seeing posts from our group coordinators about their experience at Lost & Found Grief Center! Thank you for… https://t.co/UovrQiUj4c
We are hosting a brand new workshop in response to numerous requests to address this type of loss. If you know some… https://t.co/sJQTZpOLWN
"'Always go to the funeral' means that I have to do the right thing when I really, really don't feel like it. I... https://t.co/OHTxa5hglX
Yesterday Mid-America Transplant hosted a beautiful ceremony to honor and celebrate organ, eye, and tissue... https://t.co/MDjeW6KT9k
Here's a peek into our groups from one of our amazing facilitators, Jamie Rantz-Fields. We are grateful that... https://t.co/jx1hJpCYcT
The bereaved don't need the "right words," they need to be allowed to grieve the deep pain in their hearts and... https://t.co/73ZrStLZiX
We are excited to start planning our Run & Remember event for 2018! This event is truly one of a kind and you... https://t.co/Sk1xCdryST

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