"I looked forward to the group on the loss of a spouse. I felt strengthened as we shared about the loss of our loved ones. We realized that we were not alone. The counselors were wonderful in opening up discussion and helping us to think through our new paths of life. I would encourage all to attend a Hospice group because it helped me in my healing."
The Center for Grief & Healing
Grief Is Unavoidable; Healing Is A Choice.
We know the needs of a family continue after the death of a loved one, and that normal grief has no calendar or timetable. We understand that common responses to a loss that has occurred are anger, guilt, depression, shock and disbelief. It is recognized that thoughts and actions are disorganized.
Responding To Grief
Because there are individual differences in reaction to a loss, the Center for Grief and Healing provides a variety of bereavement services. We offer a warm and caring presence so that bereaved persons can freely express their grief. By building trusting and accepting relationships, healing and readjustment can occur.
Our Services Include:
- Individual Support - continued contact for support and reassurance throughout the first year after a death
- Group Support - bereavement support in a group environment
- Correspondence Program - Helpful material about the grief experience and suggestions for coping
- Community Programs - educational programs offered to anyone in the community about coping with grief and loss
- Lending Library - resource materials regarding grief and loss of a loved one for all ages
- Specialized Programs - primarily addressing the unique needs of grieving children and adolescents
If you would like to learn more about our free, one-on-one counseling services or group support events, call Bereavement Coordinator Annette Walker at 828/466-0466, ext. 3208. Or, email counselor Patti Weatherford.
View or download the April-May Bereavement Newsletter here.