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Grief and Loss Support

  • Heart 'n Home provides grief support for a minimum of 13 months following the death of a patient.
  • Every grief journey is unique and services are tailored to the individual.
  • One-on-one grief counseling is available by Medical Social Workers and Spiritual Care Providers (Chaplains) who have received specialized training on the grief process.
  • Bereavement Volunteers, who receive supervision from a Grief Counselor are available for additional support when requested by the family.
  • A Healing Journey, a monthly bereavement mailer series is available for those who choose to receive them.
  • Hope for the Holidays, special groups offered to provide assistance to the community during the holiday season.

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept,
things we don't want to know but have to learn,
and people we can't live without but have to let go."
~ Unknown

Coping with Challenges

The death of someone important to you brings many changes in life. As you are adjusting and responding to these changes, there are challenges you will have to face. These could be about the death and the circumstances at the time or about your grief and how you are coping. Some common challenges may be all or some of the following:

  • Decision Making
  • Financial Affairs
  • Personal Effects
  • Certain Rooms and Places
  • Special Dates and Events
  • Looking After Your Health

Each individuals’ experience on the journey of grief will be different. This is a reflection of your personal style, your relationship with the person who died, your internal and social resources, and your past history of coping. As you journey through your own grief process, there will likely be unexpected turns and insights.

Grief and Loss Support

Thoughts from Families

“I am very thankful for the support in which I received. I was always contacted at times when I was feeling down. It was nice to know that what I was going through was a normal part of grieving and I was not losing my mind. Thank you very much for what you do.”
~ Sarah

“I tend to be a very private person and my Grief Counselor allowed me to grieve in my own way, but I always knew if I needed more support I could count on Heart ‘n Home.”
~ John

“My Grief Counselor was always friendly and helpful. She had some good suggestions such as writing letters to lost loved ones and journaling. Losing my mother was very difficult for me and the loss was compounded by losing a best friend shortly thereafter…it was a double heartache for me. You provide a wonderful service and I’m so glad you are here to help people through this most difficult time.”
~ Mary

Heart 'n Home Grief & Loss Support Groups

When we experience the death of a loved one, the grief we feel can be overwhelming. Heart 'n Home recognizes that individuals experience grief in their own way and we would like to honor that journey. Heart 'n Home Grief and Loss Support Groups can help you recognize your feelings and put them in perspective. The experience of sharing with others who are in a similar situation can be comforting and reassuring. The groups are facilitated by a Medical Social Worker who has been trained in grief management and bereavement. If at anytime you would like to talk to one of our Bereavement Counselors or would like to attend one of our Grief and Loss Support Groups, please contact your local office or look at our Calendar of Events page for upcoming dates and times.

  • Support groups are offered at each Heart 'n Home location, multiple times throughout the year.
  • Each group session lasts seven weeks.
  • Support groups offer education on the grieving process and support from others who have experienced the death of a loved one.