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.
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.
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. 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.
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.