Honoring 20 years of walking side-by-side with grieving families

A letter from our founders

We are excited and humbled to enter the 20th year of providing grief support services in the Denver Metro community. It has been our honor to work alongside an amazing team of caring and committed Judi’s House staff who have provided critical Comprehensive Grief Care® to more than 12,000 grieving children and their caregivers, clinical training to more than 130 graduate and post-graduate trainees, and contributed numerous national research reports and publications to advance the field and our vision that no child should be alone in grief.

We feel immense pride in our shared accomplishments with our staff and trainees, past and present, the more than 40 community leaders who have provided guidance and expertise as board members, and scores of volunteers and donors giving their time and treasure. Of course, we would not be where we are today without the selfless and courageous families who vulnerably share their stories of loss with peers as they seek connection and healing.

We are committed to this mission and to the Denver Metro community for being and example to other communities across the country on how to build necessary support systems for grieving children and families in their time of need. We are grateful for your support and partnership over the last two decades and invite you to journey with us as we begin the next chapter in our history.


Brian Griese and Dr. Brook Griese

Founders, Judi’s House

A long history of serving families

  • 2002

    Judi’s House provides first grief support groups to children and caregivers.
  • 2004

    Judi’s House helps found National Alliance for Children’s Grief.

  • 2005

    In response to overwhelming growth and demand for services, Judi’s House moves to 1741 Gaylord Street.

  • 2007

    Judi’s House establishes schoolbased grief counseling groups.

  • 2010

    Judi’s House experiences 40% increase in number of individuals served over previous year.

  • 2013

    Judi’s House celebrates its 10th year of providing care in Metro Denver.

  • 2014

    Judi’s House establishes JAG Institute to house expanded research, training, and technology initiatives to create a Comprehensive Grief Care® Network in Metro Denver.

  • 2018

    JAG Institute releases first Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model reports in partnership with New York Life Foundation.

  • 2018

    Judi’s House reaches milestone of 10,000 individuals served.

  • 2019

    JAG Institute launches Childhood Bereavement Changemakers initiative in partnership with New York Life Foundation.

  • 2020

    Judi’s House secures parcel of land from Aurora Public Schools for future site of new home.

  • 2021

    Judi’s House and JAG Institute break ground on new facility in Aurora.

  • 2021

    JAG Institute releases Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model by race and ethnicity.

  • 2022

    Judi’s House honors 20 years of supporting grieving families.


  • 2022

    Judi’s House and JAG Institute relocate to new home August 2022.

20 stories for 20 years

As we celebrate 20 years of serving grieving children and families, we’ll be sharing the impact of Judi’s House through the eyes of 20 people. Each month we will feature unique stories of resilience and hope from the people we have served, team members and supporters.

Brian Griese and Dr. Brook Griese

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Jessica Maitland Mayo

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Bill Mosher

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Dr. Joy Arthur-Windsor

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Mike Van Meter

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Tami Davies

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Chevon Patrick

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Dr. Anil Idiculla

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Judy Austin

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Andrew Crumpler

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John Wickliff

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Aaron & Lisa Ragon

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