Grief Support Services
Provided by Ministry Home Care - Hospice Services
The Journey of Life: Understanding Grief
When someone we love dies, they do not leave our hearts. Their presence is still very, very strong, and it rips us apart knowing we will never hear their laugh, or touch their soft face, or feel their embrace around our shoulders again. A piece of our life is missing, and their absence can be overwhelming.
Ministry Home Care is offering a series of grief support groups called “The Journey of Life: Understanding Grief.” The popular series includes six weekly sessions of information and support to assist adults in examining and understanding the grief process.
Facilitated by hospice staff and specially trained volunteers, the sessions will provide practical information and resources in a supportive setting, with the goal of enabling individuals to live with their loss.
Spring 2014 series: 5:30-7:30p.m., Tuesdays, April 15-May 20
Fall 2014 series: 5:30-7:30p.m., Tuesdays, September 16-October 21
There is no fee for attendance, but pre-registration is required. Please call Ministry Home Care—Hospice Services, 800.397.4216 for additional information and pre-registration.
Grief Support Group Open to All
Ministry provides grief support to everyone in the community, regardless of their involvement with hospice prior to the death of their loved one.
Ministry’s grief support groups are adult gathering for individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. These gatherings provide a caring community for learning about grief, finding support, sharing memories, and identifying feelings. These meetings will be held at the Ministry Home Care office, 303 W. Upham Street in Marshfield.
Wednesday, February 12, Noon-1:15p.m. Topic: Loneliness/ Emotions
Wednesday, March 12, Noon-1:15p.m. Topic: Life's Messages
Wednesday, June 11, Noon-1:15p.m. Topic: Similar and Unique
Wednesday, July 9, Noon-1:15p.m. Topic: Time and Self Expectations
There is no fee to attend, no pre-registration is required, and everyone is welcome. For more information on this and other grief support opportunities, for information call 800.397.4216.
Good Grief (Day Camp)
A Grief Support Group for Children & their Families
Good Grief is a group for families who have experienced a death to attend together. Children and adults share in a meal and then separate into peer groups for grief support activities and discussion with hospice facilitators. This group meets annually the second Wednesday in August (August 13, 2014-10:30-3:30p.m.). There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. Parents of younger children are encouraged to be present.
Please call Ministry Home Care—Hospice Services, 800.397.4216 for additional information and pre-registration.
Finding Your Way through Grief at Holiday Time
The holidays can be especially difficult after a loved one has died. Ministry Home Care – Hospice is offering a unique support opportunity to help before, during and after the holiday season.
Handling the Holidays-Part 1: 1-2:30p.m., Monday, November 10, 2014
Handling the Holidays-Part 2: 1-2:30p.m., Monday, December 8, 2014
HOPE for the New Year: 1-2:30p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015
These meetings are open to any adult who is grieving the loss of a loved one, no matter how long it has been since the death. The groups are free of charge, but pre-registration is appreciated, to assure adequate resources are available for all attendees.
For more information on these and other grief support opportunities, contact Sharla Dreikosen, bereavement coordinator, at 800.397.4216 or Grief.MFLD@ministryhealth.org.