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.
Grow Through Grief
Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 PM via Zoom
Summer Session: June 14 – July 20, 2021
Led by Sarah Hopkins, MSW
This is a structured support group that is open to anyone in the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. Our goal is to support each other on a healing journey through grief to eventual healthy reinvestment in living. This will take some time; these six weeks are your start in this process. During each week, there will be time for members to share their stories of success and struggles and their memories of their loved ones.
Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on joining the meetings.
Hope & Remembrance Memorial 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.
Children’s Grief Group (In Person)
July 14, 6 – 7:30 PM at Hospice & Community Care
Ages 6 – 12 and their Caregivers
Facilitated by Sarah Hopkins, MSW
Hospice and Community Care invites children who have lost a loved one within the past year to attend a bereavement session this July. Children will be able to participate in activities with other children who have experienced similar losses and learn about personal grief expression.
Parents/Grandparents/Guardians are asked to attend the last half hour of the session, during which they will be able to ask questions and be offered education and pointers about children’s grief.
Please note that space is limited to 10 children, so please sign up as soon as possible.
Butterfly Feelings Exercise
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.