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Our Programs

Jacoby's Journey Group

Jacoby’s Journey Group is an ongoing in-person community created to allow grieving parents, grandparents and adult siblings to connect and share with others in a safe place as they navigate this unique journey.

When:  Usually the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Next Meetings: June 6th & July 11th

Where:  Virtually and In person at

              The Beacon Church

              326 Saint Andrews Road

              Suite A

              Columbia, SC 29210

Cost:    Free

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Jacoby's Journey Groups

Benefits of Attending Jacoby's Journey Group:

Realizing you are not alone

Having a safe place to express your feelings

We heal best while in community

Regaining hope

Reducing distress

Learn to build strong relationships


Camp SHIELD Family Bereavement Retreat

Camp SHIELD is the opportunity for the entire family to remember and honor their loved one, to grieve together outside of the funeral in a relaxed, safe and supportive setting.


When:  August 24, 2024, from 11:00am - 2:00pm

Where:  The Beacon Church

              326 Saint Andrews Road

              Suite A

              Columbia, SC 29210


Cost:  $10 per person

Registration for Camp SHIELD is now open!


At Camp SHIELD You Will Learn:

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Why child loss is the worst pain imaginable

The two essentials needed while grieving

Why being "told the truth" is actually more harmful than helpful

The type of stories that help you move through grief

Positive coping skills

To process what you are learning with your peers

  • Why should I come to Camp SHIELD?
    We heal best in community. And child loss is the most devasting pain that someone can feel. Oftentimes, members of a family who have lost a child drift apart. Camp SHIELD allows grieving families connect with their family, as well as with their peers who are on the same journey.
  • Does Camp SHIELD really cost $10 per person?
    Yes! Jacoby's Shield is committed to providing quality bereavement services and resources to families at an affordable price. Camp SHIELD Family Bereavement Retreat is offered at only $10 per person to ensure that everyone can access the care they need during this difficult time.
  • Is their an age limit for the loss of my child?
    No. Whether you had a miscarriage, your child was stillborn or 50 years old, Camp SHIELD is for you.
  • I lost my loved one ___ years ago, can I come?
    Yes. It's a myth that time heals all wounds. If you are stuck in your grief, come and find support.
  • No one else from my family wants to come. Can I come alone?
    Yes, you are welcome to come alone to Camp SHIELD. We understand that families are not always able to attend together, and we are happy to have you join us.
  • What about COVID? What's your COVID policy?
    If you think you've been exposed, or are possibly experiencing symptoms, please do not come.

If you have any questions about Jacoby's Shield, or any of the grief services that we offer, please get in touch with us.




7821 Saint Andrews Rd.


Irmo, SC 29063

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