iCare Chapters

iCare Chapters


Start a chapter and
become an iCare Leader

iCare online chapters are community-based grief support groups that tend to emotional, spiritual and physical needs after loss.

Become an iCare Leader in your community in 4 easy steps!

• Complete and submit application.
• Pay $99 annual chapter fee
• Attend virtual training
• Agree to adhere to iCare standards of conduct.

What’s the benefit of hosting your support group online? This webinar explains how easy it is to host your group online, and the benefits of becoming an iCare chapter.

• Starter kit included ($99 value)

• A dedicated web page for your chapter that includes meeting information, link to your virtual meetings, resources, and more

• All forms & handouts

• Complementary leader training & ongoing support

• Online grief support resources

• Social media marketing materials

• Chapter leaders manage their own members and meetings

• Access to guest facilitators for special programs

• And more!


When did iCare start?
International Grief Institute was founded in 2017 with a mission to help organizations and individuals invest in community resilience. The iCare branch of grief support was launched in 2019.

What is the iCare philosophy?
iCare is founded on evidence-based modalities that tend to the emotional, physical and spiritual needs we all have after loss.

Who can start a Chapter?
Anyone who has experienced a first-degree loss can lead an iCare grief support chapter. You must be 3 years out from your loss and at least 30 years of age.

We recommend two leaders for every group.

What type of grief do iCare chapters support?
iCare chapters cover most loss types. Each group leader chooses their chapter’s loss language such as child loss, spousal loss, sibling loss, suicide, overdose, etc.

Where can a new Chapter be located?
You can start an iCare chapter in any community, but only one loss type per community is allowed.

Can someone from outside the community join my chapter?
Yes. People are free to join any chapter they wish.

Does it cost anything to start a new chapter?
Yes, it costs an annual fee of $99. That includes one starter kit (see below), free resources, chapter support, IGI listing, and more.

Do chapters have to fundraise?
You’re welcome to fundraise although it’s not required. You keep 100% of any fundraising you do.

What is included in the starter kit?
One facilitator manual and one workbook. The facilitator manual includes all instructions and forms needed, along with all session topics, recommended readings, helpful handouts, and more.

Can I transfer my existing chapter to an iCare online chapter?
Yes. You can move your existing chapter to iCare and receive all the benefits listed above.

Do you provide certification?
We do, but it’s not required to lead a chapter. Learn more about certification from the menu’s Training tab.

Do you offer a Christ-based program?
Yes, we do. Scroll to iCare Church Program from the Programs in the menu at the top of this page.

What education do you provide?
We provide personal enrichment and professional development courses that are open to anyone.

Ready to start your own iCare chapter?
Complete and submit the form below.

When do I pay the $99 annual fee?
Once your application has been approve, you can pay the annual fee using the link below.

Who do I contact if I have further questions or need support once our chapter gets going?

WEST COAST: Lynda Cheldelin Fell | 360-510-8590
EAST COAST: Linda Findlay | 315-725-6132
EMAIL: [email protected]


Leader manuals include:
• Forms
• Instructions
• Self-care tips
• Discussion topics
• Useful resources
• Helpful handouts
• Recommended readings
• 192 pages
• Full color
• Designed for repeat use

Chapter Workbook includes:
• Self-care tips
• Discussion topics
• Useful resources
• Spiritual journaling
• Recommended readings
• 168 pages

Starter Kit

1 leader manual
1 participant workbook

Standard shipping 10-14 business days.

KIT #1

2 facilitator manuals
10 participant workbooks

Standard shipping 10-14 business days.

KIT #2

4 facilitator manuals
25 participant workbooks

Standard shipping 10-14 business days.

Have questions?
WEST COAST: Lynda Cheldelin Fell | 360-510-8590
EAST COAST: Linda Findlay | 315-725-6132
EMAIL: [email protected]