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 Center Groups 2016
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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
- Parent Loss
- Spousal/Partner Loss
- Transitions (General Loss)
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.
Pet Loss Support Group
The death of a companion animal can be quite devastating and sometimes can cause greater pain than the death of a human family member. Some pet owners may feel guilty the passing of a treasured pet or about the choice of euthanization, which may add to the suffering. This group creates a safe place for you to describe the events that led to your pet’s death, to share memories, to ask questions about the grieving process, or for ideas to memorialize the pet. This group meets twice a month.
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.
Fall Children and Teens Support Groups
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Handling the Holidays
If you have experienced a loss, Hope Hospice offers practical ideas, strategies and helpful tips that can make a difference during the holiday season.
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Please contact our Family Group Specialist at (925) 829-8770 or email: email@example.com to learn more. This program meets regularly throughout the school year.