The Grief Support Center offers a variety of services to provide support and guidance for you and your family after the death of your loved one. Grief support services are included as part of the hospice care provided to Hope Hospice patients, family members and caregivers.
Please contact us at (925) 829-8770 to schedule an informational appointment.
Grief Support Classes and Offerings 2018
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Utilizing Art and the Creative Process
Grief can be overwhelming and exhausting. Spend an afternoon with us to learn creative techniques to explore ways of raising your energy level and processing your grief. Artistic skills are not needed to attend.
Individual Counseling (for Hope Hospice families)
To assist those dealing with the loss of a loved one, we offer up to ten 50-minute support sessions for children, teens and adults.
SERVICES FOR ADULTS
Grief Journeys Support Groups
The death of a loved one can leave you feeling alone, confused and isolated. We’ve found that sharing your grief and how it may be affecting you, in groups with those suffering from a common loss, can be very healing – for you and for others. Topics covered include coping with loneliness, depression, sadness and anger, handling the holidays, and sharing your personal stories. This takes place within an environment of hope, acceptance, and cooperative learning.
Groups meet regularly throughout the year and include:
- Child Loss – Download PDF
- Parent Loss – Download PDF
Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm
Feb 26 – March 16
June 4 – July 23
Sept 17 – Nov 5
- Spousal/Partner Loss – Download PDF
January 10 – February 28
April 4 – May 23
June 6 – Aug 1 (skip 4th of July)
Oct 3 – Nov 28 (skip Thanksgiving)
- Drop-In Support Group
Whether you’re interested in participating in a structured, safe, and supportive group environment, or you wish to have individual grief counseling, please contact us. One of our grief support specialists will schedule a brief interview to determine if this healing experience is right for you.
CHILDREN AND TEENS
Children, Teens and Family Support Program
Because this may be their first experience with death, children and teenagers often experience and express loss and grief in different emotional, physical, and spiritual ways than adults. They can be easily overwhelmed and unable to find the words to communicate what they’re really feeling.
The Children and Teen Grief Support Program provides a safe, nurturing space for young people to better understand and process emotions while learning healthy coping skills. In age-appropriate groups, creative writing, art projects, music, and games are used to help participants work through their issues around grief and loss. At the same time, parents and guardians meet separately in another support group to address parenting concerns and their own grief related issues.
Please contact our Family Group Specialist at (925) 829-8770 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. This program meets regularly throughout the school year.