‘The Dinner Party’ Providing Grieving Millennials With New Kind Of Support System

‘The Dinner Party’ Providing Grieving Millennials With New Kind Of Support System


FOR APPS THAT SEEM TO BE OUT OF PLACE. PETER: FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO LOST A PARENT, GRIEVING PROCESS CAN BE ISOLATING BUT NOW 20 AND 30 SOMETHINGS L.A. FOUND A NEW SUPPORT SYSTEM. ANDREA: CALLED THE DINNER PARTY, SANDRA MITCHELL WITH HOW THEY FIND LIFE AFTER LOSS. WELCOME TO THE DINNER PARTY. Reporter: A SUNDAY NIGHT IN SAN GABRIEL VALLEY. A TABLE SET FOR A GROUP OF 20 AND 30 SOMETHINGS. GOOD TO SEE YOU. Reporter: THEIR IS FOOD. AND WINE. BUT IN BETWEEN, THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE. I LOST MY DAD ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO TO CANCER. Reporter: GRIEF. I WAS AT A LOSS, I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. IT FELT LIKE THE WORLD SHATTERED. Reporter: HER MOM DIED WHEN SHE WAS IN COLLEGE, SHE TRIED GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS BUT THE STRANGERS, COLD ROOMS MADE FEEL MORE OH, — ALONE, SHE HELPED START THE THE — DANER PARTY. I WANTED A PLACE TA FELT GOOD. I THINK I HAVE BEEN MORE CREATIVE, IT HAS BEEN A WAY OF ME PROCESSING MY GRIEF. Reporter: ONCE A MONTH THEY COME TOGETHER TO TALK, THEY HAVE LOST A PARENT. AND THIS IS THEIR PLACE TO BE REAL. THEIR MANIFESTO, WE WILL BE ON STAIN FROM — WELL, YOU KNOW. ALWAYS LIKE TO OPEN UP WITH A TOAST ON CELEBRATING AND HONORING THE PEOPLE HA BROUGHT US HERE. THAT JUST BEING THANKFUL WE HAVE A SPACE TO BE OURSELVES. SHE WAS THE COOK AND THE BAKER, I HAVE SELECTED TO TAKE PART OF THAT TO HONOR HER THERE MY BROTHER AND H MY AUNT AND I WENT TO SCOTLAND TO SPREAD HER ASHES IN ALL OF HER FAVORITE PLACES. WHEN SHE WAS 19, CODY’S MOTHER PASSED AWAY, A FEW YEARS LATER HER DAD, FOR 10 YEARS SHE AVOID THE PAIN COULD FINALLY SHE FOUND PEACE. BY END OF 2 1/2 HOUR DINNER, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE WITH OLD FRIENDS. Reporter: A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND. REFLECT ON THE PEOPLE WHO MADE US AND PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PRESENT ANY MORE. ANDREA: THE DINNER PARTY STARTED TWO YEARS AGO IN L.A., AND NOW IN MORE THAN 4 U.S. CITIES. PETER: FOR MORE INFORMATION AND

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