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CFLE groups are:

  • Open to all

  • Community-centered and non-profit

  • A safe and confidential space

  • Not therapy

  • Facilitated by a professional community advocate

  • Provided at no cost or membership


CFLE support groups consist of people who are:

  • Going through similar challenges

  • Warm and welcoming

  • Non-judgmental Inclusive

  • Moving forward to support those new to grief and loss

CFLE honors the lives and legacies of lost loved ones.

We empower participants’ healing by focusing on their coping strengths to restore hope.

We respect each individual’s unique healing journey.

Family and friends are welcome to join us.


First Tuesday every month
10:00 am-11:45 am 
Optional off-site lunch to follow

Third Tuesday of every month
5:45pm - light community supper
6:30-8:00pm - meeting

Times and dates of

additional activities TBA

Healing After Loss offers support to those healing from adult losses in their lives such as a spouse, parent, sibling or friend. The group emphasizes each individual's particular situation and needs by sharing the strengths and knowledge each member brings to the group. In addition, the Center for Life Experience, Inc library provides many resources.

Stepping out into the workplace or society, in general, can prove overwhelming and difficult. Socialization is essential to anyone grieving, so it is an important aspect of this group.


Informal social gatherings, usually at a local restaurant, are scheduled for those who wish to enjoy a meal together before the meeting. Time and location are noted on the reminder postcards sent out prior to each meeting

Online Support Group

Join us in our private, online Facebook discussion group. Click the FB logo to go to the group.

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Second Thursday of every month

Times and dates of additional 
activities to be announced.

Healing Hearts provides support for immediate family members who are healing from the death of a child. A safe, confidential, friendly and informal environment, Healing Hearts connects parents, grandparents, and siblings with others who understand the journey toward healing after the loss of a child.


The group focuses on identifying each individual’s personal strengths in helping them chart their unique healing journey.


Healing Hearts sponsors two public memorial events each year to honor their children.

• The Avenue of Pinwheels at Mount Allen Cemetery on Memorial Day

• Holiday Memorial Tree in Downtown Hays from mid-November to January

Online Support Group

Join us in our private, online Facebook discussion group. Click the FB logo to go to the group.

  • Facebook
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First & Third Wednesday
of every month

5:45pm - Social time
6:30-8:00pm - Meeting

Times and dates of additional
activities to be announced.


HALOS - Healing After Loss of Suicide offers family members and friends of those who have lost a loved one to suicide a place to connect with others who are dealing with this highly specialized grief recovery process.


Like all the other CFLE grief support programs, HALOS is offered in a confidential and safe, but informal, environment.


This diverse group of people bring their different experiences to help each other cope with the stigma of suicide. Each person is supported while working through their own individual needs as they heal and learn how to move forward. HALOS meets the second and fourth Wednesdays or as announced by CFLE

Online Support Group

Join us in our private, online Facebook discussion group. Click the FB logo to go to the group.

  • Facebook
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NAMI Meetings

First Monday of each month

6 p.m.

CFLE Conference Room

103 C East 27th St., Oak Plaza

Hays, Kansas 67601

Art Summers, Affiliate Advocate

CFLE shares in the leadership and administration of the NAMI Hays Affiliate and is the point of contact for the public for information, referrals, and support. CFLE provides the meeting facility and houses the Affiliate’s reference library.


NAMI-Hays is a self-help organization of consumers, families, friends and advocates in central and northwestern Kansas that is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by brain disorders.

Annual Highlights

• Fall - Speaker on Suicide

• Spring- Feature Program

• NAMIWalks

• Art Walk