A Message from our Board

Founded in 2002 as a faith-based, non-profit organization providing programs to help grieving people return to the joy of living following the loss of a loved one, the Joy in the Mourning® Center for Life Losses has served the midlands of South Carolina Midlands for the past 15 years.

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of the Center on March 31, 2017. Over the years this faith-based, non-profit organization has brought awareness and education about grief into the public arena We are thankful for having had the opportunity to help many people in the midlands to "return to joy" after experiencing a loss. This has only been possible because of God's grace and the generosity of our compassionate donors, and we are tremendously grateful.

It has been gratifying to see many more sources of support for grief becoming available in our community. To those of you who have supported us over the years, we thank you. You will never know how important you have been to our work or how encouraging you have been to us as an organization.

In order to provide ongoing help for anyone seeking help for grief following the loss of a loved one, our website will continue to be maintained, and information about available grief programs and resources in the Midlands will continue to be posted and updated twice during the year.

It has been an honor to serve you, and we greatly appreciate all of the generous support from individuals and businesses we have received over the years. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives!


  • To learn about other grief support programs in the Columbia area, click on “Resources” tab.
  • From the Founder's Heart:
    "We grieve because love doesn't end with death. When we love deeply, we grieve deeply. Grieving doesn't mean forgetting, but learning to live meaningfully while remembering with love." Linda Gill