Grief Support

Rooted in God's love, Companions on a Journey provides in-person grief support for bereaved children, teens, adults, and families in southwest Ohio, and globally through our virtual programs.
Begin Your Journey




Companions on a Journey Grief Support, Inc. (COJ) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social service organization that provides ongoing support for the bereaved – one child, one teen, one adult, one family at a time, surrounding them with HOPE, STRENGTH, and HEALING as they create their new life balance.

We believe you’re never too old or too young to benefit from the compassionate, healing support of community. We serve families, schools, businesses and organizations in the West Chester and Liberty Township area as well as throughout southwest Ohio, and virtually through our online programs. We offer a variety of monthly school and community-based support groups to meet each person wherever they are on their grief journey. Founded by Sheila Munafo-Kanoza in 1997, Companions on a Journey Grief Support, Inc. (COJ) was founded in faith, is rooted in God’s love and remains open to all. Grief does not discriminate and neither do we. All are welcome here.

How Can We Help?


I’m Looking for Tools & Resources

Tools & Resources

Resources to navigate grief, support a loved one, or access resources and training for workplaces and schools.

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I’m Looking for Grief Support

Grief Support

We offer many programs and services for all ages and stages of grief.

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I Want to Learn More About COJ

Learn More

Learn about our history, staff, and community outreach efforts.

About Us


Support Group Information & Calendar

Upcoming Events

Pathway to Healing events, Breakfast Fundraiser, Golf Outing & more


Monthly Newsletters & Press

2024 Vince Munafo Memorial Golf Outing

August 7th, 2024
Glenview Golf Course
10 a.m. Shotgun Start

From Grief to Growth: Self-Care Essentials for Healing

A 4-week course on how to care for
ourselves physically, emotionally,
mentally, socially, and spiritually in
the midst of our grief.  July 9, 16, 23, and 30th from 1-3 PM.


8857 Cincinnati Dayton Rd. #002
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone & Email

We Need Your Help

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We have many corporate sponsorship and private benefactor opportunities for single and ongoing events. Partner with COJ and make a difference in our community today!


Your generous donations support the bereaved in many ways–sending support teams to schools, monthly events for bereaved families, social outings for widows/widowers, hosting groups, development of materials, and much more.


Companions on a Journey is blessed to have the support and dedication of volunteers who offer their time and talent. Learn more about ways you can get involved.

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