Providing grief support services to adults, teens, and children
Grief follows no standard path or time frame. There is no right way to experience grief. Often, emotions will ebb and flow. Grief can affect you physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. It can leave you with questions such as How long does grief last? Will I always feel this way? Why can’t I sleep? Why don’t I have any energy?
Hope’s grief counselors help adults and youth learn to process feelings and find ways to cope so that you can move forward in a positive direction and carry on without your loved one. Grief support is provided by grief counselors who listen to how grief is affecting you, help you identify the right support, and help you find meaning in your loss.
Hope offers short-term grief support services at no cost, even to those whose loved one was not on our hospice service.
Grief Support Groups
You don’t have to face grief alone. Our support groups invite you to spend time with others who have a similar loss experience. Support groups require pre-registration. Please call our Grief Support Team at (925) 829-8770 to register.
Spousal/Partner Loss: Grief support for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner.
Child Loss: Grief support for any adult who has experienced the death of a child.
General Grief: This group is for any adult who has experienced the death of a friend, sibling, friend, or other family member.
NEW! Mindfulness and Grief: The focus of this group is to both establish a mindfulness meditation practice and to deepen our awareness of how we relate to loss and change. Click here to download a flyer.
Classes are designed to help you learn more about the grief process and discover your own voice when it comes to grief and loss. Workshops require pre-registration. Please call our Grief Support Team at (925) 829-8770 to register.
Handling the Holidays: If you have experienced the death of a loved one, the winter season can be painful. This free class presents specific ideas and strategies to help those experiencing grief during the holidays. Please join us to talk about healthy coping strategies that can make a difference. Click here to download a flyer.
Specialized grief support services: Hope Hospice is here to support the community we serve by offering specialized grief support during times of natural or man-made disasters. Contact our Grief Support Department to learn how to access this service in times of need.
Services for Children and Teens
Young people experience physical and emotional reactions to grief and grieve differently than adults. Being in a support group with others their own age who have also lost someone important to them helps them know they are not alone. Hope facilitates support groups for youth ages 5 to 18. Click here to learn more.
If you need more information, please contact us at (925) 829-8770.