Bereavement & Grief Support Services

We understand that grief is unique and personal.
Hospice & Community Care offers a wide range of support services designed to meet the needs of people who are experiencing grief and loss. Through support from grants and donations, these services are offered free of charge to Hospice families and the community.

Hospice & Community Care program offerings include individual counseling, support groups, workshops, memorial services, veteran gatherings, and educational resource programs.

Wednesdays, 1 – 2 PM
Hospice & Community Care campus

Facilitated by members of our bereavement team, this informal time is designed to offer an opportunity to share the highs and lows experienced by people who are grieving.

Family Sessions – Spring 2023
Ages 6 – 12 and their caregivers
Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 PM
March 1, March 29, & April 26 2023
Hospice & Community Care – Children’s Room

These sessions are open to children ages 6-12 and their caregivers who have experienced the loss of a loved one within the last two years. Each session will have a different theme, and families are welcome to attend multiple sessions or just one.

During our time together, we will share memories of our loved ones, talk about feelings involved with grief, and discuss healthy outlets for grief. The program will begin with everyone together and then break into age-appropriate small groups. Adults will also learn strategies for helping a grieving child.

Groups and programs are open to the community at no charge, and participants do not have to be Hospice families. Facilitated by Sarah Titman, MSW.

A four-part educational presentation series
Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 PM
February 23, March 9, April 6, April 27, 2023
at Hospice & Community Care

Are you grieving and trying to understand your grief journey – the twists, turns, ups and down? If so, please join Sarah Titman, MSW, WU Social Work Instructor, and former Hospice social worker, for this Educational Grief Series.

Each session will feature a presentation on a specific element of John Worden’s TEAR Model of Grief and include time for questions and answers. 

Facilitated by Sarah Titman, MSW

Community members and patients’ loved ones are invited to join Hospice & Community Care to pay tribute to loved ones in an atmosphere of reflection and hope during this non-denominational service. Held each spring and fall, the service provides families the opportunity to reflect, honor, and remember their loved ones.
The exact date will be posted closer to the service.

Children’s Services

According to the Journal of Death and Dying 1 in 5 children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18. Children and adolescents may be more sensitive to the conditions that follow loss than adults. Hospice & Community Care offer multifaceted support programs for children and teens.

The Butterfly Feelings Exercise is a simple coloring exercise to help you explore and discuss feelings with your child in a fun and engaging way.

“How to Talk with Children And Adolescents About Grief, Loss, and Bereavement”

by Sarah Hopkins, MSW

Sarah Hopkins, MSW, and instructor at Winthrop University, has written a free resource to help guide adults talk to children and adolescents about grief.

Project HOPE art pieces are exhibited in the Children’s Gallery on our Campus. The Gallery allows participants to see their creations in a public setting, in addition to raising community awareness of grieving children and teens. Children who are guided and supported through the grief process learn appropriate ways to express their emotions, are better able to cope with loss now and throughout their lifetime.