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The Austin Center for Grief and Loss Celebrates Big Move

Premier center for grief counseling, training and support reopens at new location in central Austin. 

Laura Lucas and executive director Mary Jo O'Neal reads, "We will continue to provide quality professional counseling services, support groups, and educational training opportunities.

The big move comes after two longtime supporters of the Austin Center for Grief & Loss came forward with an offer to buy the organization a permanent home, a dream of My Healing Place founder Khris Ford. Organizational staff and leadership were humbled and thrilled by this generous action that would allow them to divert a sizable portion of their operating budget directly into services. The donors wished to remain anonymous, but are known around ACGL as "the Dream Makers."


Founded in 2007 by licensed professional counselor Khris Ford, the Austin Center for Grief & Loss is a non-profit organization focused on grief and trauma with the mission to assist children and adults as they move from loss to life, transforming their grief through therapy, support, education, training and consultation. The ACGL provides services to individuals and families who have experienced a loss due to the death of a loved one from illness, miscarriage, accident, suicide, or violence; along with those who have experienced loss due to divorce or separation.

Media contact: Jessica Owens
(512) 472-7878
An excerpt from Community Impact shared by the ACGL Facebook page.

Austin, TX: Following the smooth transition of a new name the Austin Center for Grief and Loss (ACGL), formerly My Healing Place, made its new home at ​2413 Greenlawn Parkway in North Central Austin official on Sept. 26.  More than just a new space, this will be the first space owned by the nine-year-old organization. Quite a monumental step for a small nonprofit! The new space boasts a modern aesthetic with copious natural light that will surely lend itself to the ACGL's healing work.


ACGL staff and board of directors are excited to continue working toward a healthy and whole community by supporting those who are struggling with grief and loss in the Austin area. A public letter penned by board president  


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