When we experience the death of someone close to us, it is natural and normal to grieve our loss. Grief is an individualized process, unique to you. Grief can last longer than most people expect, and we may need support beyond what family or friends can provide. With the support of our compassionate bereavement staff at Holy Family, you do not have to go through it alone.Our trained, qualified bereavement professionals are able to provide education, normalization and validation in the grief journey and encourage you along the way.Holy Family offers bereavement services to anyone in the community experiencing loss due to death, even if your loved one was not a Holy Family patient.
- Up to 13 months of grief counseling and support to spouses, family members and close friends of a loved one
- Supportive phone calls to family members who have lost a loved one
- Bereavement counseling for individuals and families
- Eight-week grief support groups
- Monthly on-going support groups
- Monthly Memorial Mass
- Annual candle lighting service
- Education resources
Comments from Support Group Participants
“I’ve been to support groups before. This was the best. It was more than “just talking”, it was processing as well.”
“I felt complete trust in what [the facilitators] said and understood what we were going through. Both made me feel it’s going to be okay and take time, they did not make me feel uncomfortable to let my feelings be heard.”
“They [facilitators] couldn’t be any better. Had been to another hospice group before and they weren’t this organized and relevant”
“I like the positive attitude that exhumes from both of you. It’s uplifting and helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
“Nice program, helpful. Amanda and Erin did a nice job managing the weeks and preparing content. Kept the pace and made sure people had enough time to share. They are kind and compassionate. Thank you for a nice experience.”
All services are free of charge but donations are gladly accepted. For more information on our bereavement programs, please contact Erin or Amanda at 440.888.7722.