The Our Hospice Bereavement Program recognizes grief as a normal response to the loss of a loved one. Professional grief counselors provide education on the grieving process and support in dealing with the often intense emotions of grief.
Services available to both Our Hospice patient families and open to the public include the following - choose a topic and click to see the answer:
- Beginning Again Program
- An eight-week grief education and support group designed to assist people in their grief process. The small group sessions allow individuals to work through grief at their own pace. Sessions cover a variety of issues including grief vs. mourning, remembering loved ones, role changes, coping with stress, self-care and handling the holidays. The group is available to the loved ones of Our Hospice patients as well as to residents of the community at no cost to participants.
- TAG: Teenage Grief
- A 6-week program that meets once a week at participating schools designed to assist middle and high school students with their grief process. Groups follow structured curricula and use journals that encourage exploration of grief issues. Participants must register and classes are limited in size.
- Other Bereavement Services
- Regular contact from a member of the bereavement team
- Thoughtful cards and reading materials
- Mailings on various grief related topics based on individual needs
- Lending library of grief literature
- Professional Bereavement Counselors for individual grief counseling as needed
- Memorial Services
- Annual "Grief During the Holidays" workshops
- Referrals to other services
- Professional Bereavement Counselors available for community presentations
Local Bereavement Resources:
Loss of a Child - Wings for the Journey
Christian Support Group - Grief Share (several churches do this, Community Church of Columbus or CCC is the largest)
Please contact the Bereavement Program for more information at 812.314.8042 or toll free 1.800.841.4938 ext. 8042, or by email at Esommers@crh.org.