Our Wish List for 2014

 Help COJ be the Hope, Strength and Healing for the Bereaved in Our Community 

Support COJ through the WCL foundation

Check out our upcoming events supporting COJ:

Friday, April 4th 6:30-8:30pm. Obscura Lounge, Cincinnati

and

Piggest Pig Marathon in support of COJ: 

Saturday, May 3, 2014 6:30am, Downtown Cincinnati

  

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Check out these Articles: 

Holy Ground - Page 10 - One schools story of courage and compassion

 


March 2014 Seasons of Grief Newsletter


February 2014 Seasons of Grief Newsletter

Center of Strength, Hope, and Healing

COJ provides “ongoing” grief support to children, teens, and adults. COJ becomes family to those we serve. Just like grief itself, our programs do not have a time limit, which helps restore individuals and family balance. Over the past year, we've assisted over 4,000 persons of all ages throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.

The Cincinnati Enquirer   Special Featured article       Jun 9th, 2013

The Rules of Grieving:        They are still boys

Last summer, reporter John Faherty with the Cincinnati Enquirer approached grief counselors Sheila Munafo-Kanoza and Pat Buckley and asked if he could report on their work at Archbishop Moeller High School. Companions on a Journey “Teens-in-Grief” program got its start at Moeller High School

 

The boys and school counselor Jim Elfers were generous enough to allow Faherty to attend all of their meetings. There were no limits placed on what Faherty could or could not report. They did so in order to show grief and the difficult process of working through it.

 

In the story, we identify the speaker of comments made by the five boys we focused on during the year. Those are the boys we later spoke to outside of group. We also spoke to their parents and guardians. In other instances, the speaker is not identified to respect their privacy.

 

This is their Story:

Lord, we praise You for blessing us with Your love and the love of each other. "Come Lord, Be our Guest and hold our hearts in Your hands.” Draw us ever so close to You so that we may become Companions on a Journey seeking Your peace, Your strength and Your love. Amen.

Our Mission

Companions on a Journey’s mission is to provide ongoing support and life balance 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.

 

Our Vision

We seek to be the most compassionate and effective faith-based bereavement support center in the Tri-State area serving individuals, families and groups at any stage of their grief so they may come and find hope, strength, and healing.

Sheila Munafo Kanoza, Executive Director and Founder of Companions on a Journey