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.
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.
For more than 32 years, we have provided specialized counseling to grieving children and teens. Many came from families who had not received Hospice services and were referred by local therapists, school counselors, or parents after a significant, traumatic, or sudden loss. The community turns to Hospice & Community Care for grief resources. If you know a child or teen who you think may benefit from bereavement support and resources, please contact us at 803-329-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospice & Community Care is available to assist school administrators through our school outreach program. We can present in-services to teachers and parents, arrange presentations for students on grief-related topics and issues, along with providing educational resources on children and grief. If you would like information on Hospice & Community Care’s School Support Programs, please contact us at 803-329-1500, 1-800-895-CARE or email@example.com.
More than four million workers experience the death of a loved one each year. At any given time, approximately 25% of employees are grieving a loss.
– American Hospice Foundation
There are many faces of grief in the workplace. The caregiver, the grieving employee, the death of an employee, and crisis reactions all impact the workplace. Balancing compassion and productivity may be difficult for employers.
The hidden impact of grief and loss on the workplace may be seen through unexpected tardiness or absenteeism, decreased concentration, increased accidents, and decreased production. Hospice & Community Care offers specialized training, education, and support initiatives to help workplaces become more sensitive to grieving employees.