The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists invites anyone who has experienced loss or injury due to the actions of an impaired or reckless driver to attend our self-help group. Our Grief Support Group meets monthly in per- son. Since 2020, AAIM has also implemented a virtual Grief Support Group, in addition to a private Facebook Group for AAIM clients. All those who have been affected by, or injured in, an impaired or reckless driving crash are welcome to attend our groups. In 2021, we also started a Grief Support Group exclusively for injured crash victims. For more information or to be a part of our Grief Support Groups, please get in touch with the AAIM office at 847-240-0027.
AAIM’s Grief Support Groups are a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Our group is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help you through the healing process.
We cannot change what happened, but we want to learn how to live, love, laugh and have peace in our lives again. Our primary purpose is to live a peaceful life remembering the happy times. We do not want to forget the crash, but we don’t want to dwell on the pain. We hope to bond with others who understand our pain and support each other through our grief and recovery.
In these meetings we avoid cross talk, giving advice and private conversations. We share our experiences, strengths and hope to help others and ourselves. We are not professional counselors, nor do we claim to be. We are a self-help group and we only share our stories with one another.
Grief Support Group topics change from month to month. Some of the topics we have covered are: surviving the holidays, how our grieving has affected our loved ones, journaling, coping skills, dealing with our anger, and how do we keep memories of our loved ones alive. At the end of each meeting time is allowed for individuals or families to share stories with one another. We also host an annual pizza party at a local restaurant and a picnic at a local park.
These events are a wonderful opportunity for families to relax, and share stories and fellowship.
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