Hospice of the Valley – Bereavement Grief Support Care Compassion Illness Death

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The Community Bereavement Center

Hospice of the Valley’s Community Bereavement Center exists to offer practical support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. As a hospice benefit, the Center provides ongoing bereavement support. As a community goodwill service, we offer educational resources, short term grief counseling sessions, and ongoing support groups to anyone in need. We offer peer support groups for children, adolescents, and adults. Bereavement support is also available for schools, businesses, churches, and other organizations struggling with unexpected or traumatic loss. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (256) 350-5585. Brad holds a Master in Divinity degree.

Hospice Bereavement Care

Bereavement services are provided to help patients, families and caregivers cope with the grief that occurs during the illness and eventual death of the patient. Bereavement services are provided through Hospice of the Valley’s Bereavement Center and include individual grief counseling, support groups and other services.

Wish List

There is never a charge for bereavement services, therefore we are always appreciative of donated items. Monetary donations for memory making supplies and resources is also a way of supporting The Community Bereavement Center programs.

Snacks:

  • Soft drinks juice boxes (individual cans/pouches only)
  • Pretzels, chips, crackers, etc.

General Supplies:

  • Blank journals
  • Stickers
  • Board games
  • Sculpting clay Play Dough
  • Jewelry art supplies
  • Stamp pads – washable
  • Unused/old phone books
  • Crayola crayons, colored pencils, markers
  • Sand art
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brushes

The Community Bereavement Center





Post Abortion Healing and Help, Post Abortion Stress Syndrome Support #abortion, #stress,


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By age 45, 1 out of every 2.5 women in the United States has had at least one abortion!*

Who are these women? They are single women, married women and divorced women. They are teens, young adults, and older women too. They are your friends, your sisters, your cousins, your aunts, your mothers, your neighbors, your co-workers, your schoolmates, they are the women you see every day when you go out into the world. These women come from all different ages, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, countries and religions. There are so many different circumstances that can bring a woman to this site. Chances are there are many women here that understand what got you here. So with all these women undergoing this common medical procedure, why isn’t there more support for women after an abortion, to discuss their experience? Why so few support groups to talk about your physical and emotional issues afterwards? The fear of political or religious backlash, and the fear of negative reactions from friends or family keeps most women from discussing anything they feel after their abortion. This makes an incredibly hard physical and emotional experience even worse, because the woman has no outlet for support. This website tries to fill that need, and provides a neutral, non-political, non-religion based, non-judgmental place for women to communicate with each other after an abortion.

How you feel after an abortion should not be a ‘political’ or ‘religious’ issue – if you have a need for support, want to talk, or have emotional or physical problems, they should be treated just like the issues with any other medical procedure.

What is this website about? This site is for women who have had an abortion, and want a place to talk about their abortion, and find peer support in a neutral, non-judgemental place. The site was created in June 1998, and now has thousands of women who post on our after abortion support message boards. sharing support, knowledge, experiences and help for each other. Our message boards have hundreds of thousands of posts, thousands of members, and discuss every aspect of post abortion support, recovery, and life after an abortion. You cango sign up for an account and get immediate support and conversation with other women who have experienced the same thing you have. Go to the message boards

How many women are talking right now on the message boards? Hundreds! How many stories can you go read right now, that have information and answers to questions you might have about post-abortion recovery? Literally, millions! As of 2/23/2015, the message boards have over 2,779,557 posts and 38,687 members! Because we have members from around the world in many different time zones, there is always someone on-line either posting or chatting, and they’d be happy to talk with you! Even if you don’t want to talk, there are almost 2.5 million posts you can read through, to find comfort and support. You are not alone and your feelings are shared by thousands of women around the globe. Our boards cover every aspect of life after an abortion, and we have a lot of different topics to explore. Click Here to go join the message boards and find information and instant friends who truly understand!

More about this site: This website contains information, help and resources for women dealing with Post Abortion Stress Syndrome, also referred to as “PASS”. We provide neutral, non-judgmental, non-religion based, non-politically affiliated online support, information, help and healing. This site was created by “jilly”, a woman who has recovered from her own struggles with PASS after 5 abortions. We provide help through “peer support” discussion, volunteer helpers, message board communication and online information. “Peer Support” means that there are no professional counselors or doctors here, just other women who have been through these experiences and understand them. Regardless of whether your abortion was 3 weeks ago, 3 years ago, or 30 years ago, you can find other women who understand, and lots of support.

  • How to feel better after an abortion – PASS Recovery Steps – This book is for women who had an abortion 3 months or more ago, and are not feeling better, and are having persistent problems with getting back to normal.
  • You can also buy a print version of the PASS Recovery Steps below, from Cafe’ Press. Individual Recovery Steps Workbook

    We have a special section on our message board system for women working on the Individual Recovery Steps. If you want help, have questions or need input or support on a particular step, please post at the Individual Recovery Steps Message Board.

    Is This A Pro-Choice Or Pro-Life Site?

    This site is neither, it is “Politically Neutral”, and is devoted to healing and recovery for women who’ve had abortions. This site does not endorse any political view about abortion, or endorse any specific religious view about abortion. It is strictly a neutral place of healing, information and support for women, their families and friends after an abortion. We treat this as a medical issue for women, not a political or religious one. Therefore at our message boards and chats there is no discussion allowed on prolife vs prochoice issues, judgement or questioning of women’s reasons, or discussions about the “morality” of abortion. If you choose to participate in our interactive groups, please respect our site policy on these issues. Our site is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and is not financed or supported by any political or religious groups. It is supported solely by the members at the message boards, and profits from the sale of products.

    What Is “Post Abortion Stress Syndrome?”

    Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) is the name for a condition that can affect women after an abortion. Just like any other condition, PASS does not affect every woman who has an abortion. Some women who have abortions feel peaceful about their decision beforehand, have a pain-free and physically easy experience, feel relieved afterwards, and then live the rest of their lives with no problems or regrets. Other women may have a different experience, and may have a more difficult time with the physical procedure itself, and the emotional and physical recovery process. Those who are affected can find themselves having problems with a common set of physical or emotional issues. After an abortion it’s possible that a woman will have some normal feelings of grief, guilt, sadness, crying and loss. If the feelings become severe, interfere with her daily activities, persist for a long period of time, or lead to other more serious problems, she may be suffering from PASS. Click Here for a list of detailed symptoms of PASS, lists of common problems, and more specific information.

    Doesn’t having PASS problems mean I am “prolife”, or “regret my decision”?”

    NO! PASS is a collection of physical and/or emotional issues that are common to women after an abortion. It is not expereinced only by women who are prolife, or who regret their abortion. There are plenty of prochoice women who have experienced PASS. There are also plenty of women who feel their abortion was the right choice, and don’t regret it, yet still have problems with PASS. PASS is a medical condition, and has nothing to do with politics or religion.

    What about you and the people who run this site?

    My view on abortion is neutral. The volunteers who help run this site and the message boards and chats have many different views – but the important thing is that everyone who helps out here has a strict devotion to neutrality, and our support and help is totally neutral. Click here to donate money directly to hosting costs for www.afterabortion.com
    Choose A Small Orange to host your website and get a discount! Click on the button and enter the code pass5 to get $5 off or pass15 for 15% off your total order.


    The 5 Stages of Grief #yosemite #hotels

    #stages of death hospice

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    The 5 Stages of Grief

    Understanding the Stages of Grief

    The 5 stages have been very misunderstood over the past several decades. The identification of the stages was not meant to box in people’s emotions into neat little packages. They are some of the responses to loss that many people have. Just as there is not typical loss, there is no typical response – everyone will grieve in their own way.

    The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance and they are a part of the process of learning to live without the one we lost. They are tools to help us understand and identify what we may be feeling. Everyone will not go through all the stages and the order may be different. Understanding the stages will help layout a map of the process and better equip people to deal with loss.

    Denial

    In this first stage, life can start to feel meaningless and overwhelming. We are in a state of shock and wonder how we are going to go on with our lives. Finding a way to get through each day becomes very hard. Denial and shock are coping mechanisms that help us survive. Denial helps us to control the pace of our grief. It is nature’s way of limiting the flood of emotions pouring over us all at one time.

    As the reality of the loss starts sinking in you will naturally start asking yourself questions. And with these questions comes the other feelings you were denying.

    Anger

    A necessary stage of grief is the Anger stage. You must be willing and free to feel your anger, as difficult and endless as it may seem. The more you allow yourself to feel it, the more it will begin to fade and the more you will recover. There are a lot of other emotions under the anger that will surface in time. Anger is an emotion that reaches very far. It can be extended to your family, friends, doctors, your loved one who passed, and even to God.

    Anger provides strength and it can be like an anchor that gives a temporary structure to the feelings of nothingness you are experiencing. Grief can at first make you feel lost with no direction or connection to anything. Then anger sets in and is directed at someone like a family member, the doctor; it could really be anyone for any different number of reasons. The anger you place on someone else suddenly gives you some sort of structure. The anger becomes a connection to hold on to that feels better than nothingness. We are usually better at suppressing anger than openly feeling it.

    Bargaining

    During the time leading up to the loss of a loved one it seems as though we would do anything to stop it from happening, including trading places with them and make promises to God asking him to spare them.

    Our mind become crowded with a flood of “If only…” or “What if…” statements. We want life to be as it was and for our loved one to come back to us. We want a “do over”, a chance to go back and do things differently like: go to the doctor more frequently, find the illness sooner and start treatment sooner, stop the accident from happening, and so on. These thoughts lead way to a heavy burden of guilt and we blame ourselves for the things we could have done differently. People sometimes think the stages will last a few weeks or months. The feelings in each stage can last for minutes or hours and we can bounce in and out them several times a day. It is not a linear progression.

    Depression

    This next stage moves us squarely into the present. Emptiness and grief grow stronger and deeper than we ever thought it could. This depression feels like it will never end. It’s important to know that this type of depression is not a sign of mental illness. It is the natural response to suffering a loss of this magnitude. Depression after a loss is wrongly seen as unnatural and as something that needs to be fixed or snapped out of. The first question to ask yourself is whether or not the situation you’re in is actually depressing. Not experiencing depression after a loved one passes away would be unusual. When the loss fully sets in, and the realization that your loved one is not coming back becomes real, depression will naturally follow.

    Acceptance

    Acceptance is wrongfully assumed to be the point where everything is all better now. This is not true. Most people don’t ever fully and completely get over the loss of a loved one. This stage is when we accept the reality that our loved one is physically gone and we recognize our new life’s permanent reality. We won’t ever like this reality, but we eventually accept it. In an effort to resist the new normal, many people will at first try to maintain life just as it was before. In time, through small doses of acceptance we realize that we cannot continue to do this. Life has been forever changed and we must readjust.

    Real progress may be just having more good days than bad ones. Many people feel as though they are betraying their loved when they begin to start living and enjoy life again. Nothing can replace what has been lost, but we can make new connections with others and start a new. We shouldn’t suppress our feelings. We listen and respond to our needs, move on, change, grow and evolve. We invest in our relationships with others and in ourselves. We can’t begin to truly live again we have given grief the time to heal.

    Donate

    Because Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible. To make giving convenient for you, we provide a simple and secure way for you to give online or you may mail your donation check to us as well. Whichever method you choose, we thank you for your kind generosity. [DONATE TODAY]

    Become a Volunteer

    Meet other volunteers, like yourself, who are giving something back to our community.Receive free initial training, on-going support and education from the Hospice team to provide support for patients and families in need.
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    Certification Training – The Grief Recovery Method #jobs #in #hospice #care

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    Certification Training

    Help Grievers in Your Community

    The Grief Recovery Method® is the most comprehensive Grief Recovery education and certification you will find.

    People come to us not only to help others, but because their lives were devastated by personal loss. Having gone through grief, they know how hard it can be and want to help others who are also grieving.

    The Grief Recovery Certification Training will give you the tools you need to effectively help grievers recover from loss as well as an opportunity for personal healing. The program was developed by someone who was going through loss himself so this is not just a theory, but also a method that has worked for millions of people continuously over the past 35 years.

    Join thousands of people people and become a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist!

    So what exactly is the Certification Training?

    Hands On

    You’ll gain an invaluable understanding of Grief Recovery principles because the training is interactive. You will be asked to work on one of your own losses, so you’ll have the personal experience to help grievers recover from theirs.

    Grief is the only topic

    You will be on your way to becoming an expert on grief and grief recovery because your training will be specifically focused on helping people deal with loss. It won’t be muddied by other topics.

    Only 4 days

    The in depth certification training gives you the language, tools, and materials you need to start helping people immediately. In 4 days you will be a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist with the format and guidelines to run Grief Recovery Method Support Groups.

    I have seen the mighty effects The Grief Recovery Method has had on multiple people including combat vets (myself included). I had personally been on a search for quite some time for something that worked and this is the action program that I found most beneficial for people who need help.

    LTC Tamara Hurst

    Frankfort, KY
    Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

    The Grief Recovery Method is the most comprehensive and effective process I have seen in my 20 years as a therapist for dealing with grief and unresolved issues from the past….I use The Grief Recovery Method in my counseling practice, in training sessions, speaking engagements, at my church, and in Outreach Programs I conduct….The Grief Recovery Method Certification Training has provided me with a specialized area of focus for my private practice along with better tools to help my clients.

    Tucson, AZ
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    The most beneficial outcome of The Grief Recovery Method Certification Training is that I can pretty much guarantee my clients a life after grief because of The Grief Recovery Method….I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I use The Grief Recovery Training and materials every day in my work with clients. The most significant emotional experience I have in my therapeutic tools is The Grief Recovery Method….I am respected in my community as someone to turn to when grievers need help.

    Newhall, CA
    MFT – Marriage and Family Therapist

    The Grief Recovery Method has given me fantastic tools to help grievers work through their issues in a step by step manner. I have seen HUGE changes in people during the 8 week program. I know I am facilitating a process which greatly HELPS people….As the Bereavement Coordinator at Crossroads Hospice in Cincinnati, I use The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program to help families of our patients deal with grief and loss.

    I thoroughly enjoy doing my One on One client work and I will continue to do so as long as I have my Holistic Health Practice. Why? IT WORKS….My clients have had liberating results after going through The Grief Recovery Method with me. Many have made the same comment; I had tried so many other things and nothing worked, but this did!….Even though there are other options for the support of grievers, none of them really move grievers past the pain of loss like the program formulated by John and Russell.

    When visiting hospital/hospice patients and families, I encounter many grieving people and I am able to counter many of the myths and comments they have heard, and convince them they can complete the unfinished business they are carrying….As a hospital chaplain, I am offering The Grief Recovery Method to the staff and community.

    Rolla, MO
    Hospital Chaplain, Phelps County Regional Medical Center

    Who is it for? Do I need a special degree or career?

    What Led You to Get Certified?

    Schedule a Call

    What Makes Us Different?

    Non-Traditional Groups

    Traditional support groups encourage grievers to talk about their pain but don’t always offer (a path to feeling better instead of clear cut solutions). You will use the official Grief Recovery format to guide your participants to take clear actions that will lead them to a happier life.

    Straight From the Heart

    Grief is normal and natural emotional reaction to loss, but most of the solutions people are taught are intellectual. You’ll guide people from their heads to their hearts, which will improve the quality of their lives. Although the training is partially educational, the solution is emotional.

    Loss is our Only Topic

    If you’re like most people you relate grief to death, but here are over 40 types of loss people can experience in their lifetime! Since grief is normal and natural we don’t want to confuse it with personality disorders. We deal with grief and grief only!

    Who are you anyway?

    You Can Help People With Over 40 Life Events That Cause Grief

    Use four formats to help grievers:

    Common Results People Get Using the Grief Recovery Formats

    You Receive Unlimited Support After Your Certification Training Event

    The Benefits of Grief Recovery Method Certification

    Start helping people immediately!

    Schedule a Call





    Providence Hospice of Seattle s pediatric grief support services helps Auburn family

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    Providence Hospice of Seattle’s pediatric grief support services helps Auburn family

    Jayza Duhon and her grandfather, Lee A. Ford.

    image credit: Courtesy photo

    By Cynthia Flash
    For the Auburn Reporter

    At age 10, Jayza Duhon saw her grandfather Lee A. Ford every day. She and her parents lived with Ford and his wife Violet in their Auburn home and Jayza – their only grandchild – spent hours with him.

    “She and my dad were very, very close,” recalled Jayza’s mother, D’Juna Duhon. “She would say, ‘Grandpa, I want to go to the store.’ She had $2 and got $30 worth of stuff and he paid for it. When things were frustrating her, she knew she could go to grandpa and it would be OK. In her world, he could make anything OK and better.”

    Then, completely unexpectedly on the day before Father’s Day in 2009, Ford died of endocarditis – an infection that attacked the inner lining of his heart. Jayza was devastated.

    Duhon, fearing for her daughter’s well-being and seeking help, turned to Providence Hospice of Seattle for children’s grief counseling. It’s a free service available to anyone in King County who is dealing with the death of a loved one. It’s the only program that provides both individual and group support to children and teens.

    “Our staff is honored to be given the opportunity to provide this level of grief support to kids and teens in our community,” said Beverly Goldsmith, grief counselor with Providence Hospice of Seattle. “We hope many more will be open to using our services in the future.”

    On Thursday, Jayza and D’Juna will be featured in the fundraising video at Providence Hospice of Seattle’s Pediatric Luncheon, which will raise money to support children’s hospice and grief support services.

    Duhon recalls the hospice counselor who came to the family’s home to work with Jayza and give her the tools she needed to work through her grief.

    “I didn’t want to fall in with that, ‘oh, yeah, they’re just kids, they’re resilient, they’ll bounce back, they’ll be OK.’ I wanted to make sure she had age-appropriate support,” Duhon said.

    Jayza also attended group counseling at Providence Hospice of Seattle’s offices in Seattle and attended Camp Erin-King County, a free weekend summer camp in Carnation for children and teens who have experienced the death of a loved one. Now, six years later, Jayza is a successful junior at Auburn Mountainview High School who is looking forward to attending college with hopes of becoming a doctor.

    “She said the loss of her grandfather completely changed the direction in her life,” Duhon said.

    Even though Jayza is a well-adjusted teen, she still turns to Providence Hospice of Seattle for support, said Duhon, who like her father did for 36 years, works at Boeing.

    “About two years ago she came to me and asked if she could go back to Camp Erin. She came back as a teen. Part of it is being able to verbalize those emotions. It still hurts her. Through Providence Hospice and Camp Erin, it has really helped her be able to express how she feels about that loss.” Now Jayza wants to go back to Camp Erin as a volunteer.

    Duhon herself had much to deal with after her father died. The family had bought a new home, she had to comfort her mother, who was widowed after a 56-year marriage, and her husband William was diagnosed with prostate cancer. She turned to Providence Hospice as well.

    “They were a very good support system for me as a parent. They taught me how to not overstress things. It was very helpful.”

    For more information about Providence Hospice’s pediatric grief support services and hospice care, go to www.providence.org/hospiceofseattle .

    Cynthia Flash owns Flash Media Services, a media relations company. Providence Hospice of Seattle is her client.





    Heartlinks Grief Center #circle #of #life #hospice

    #family hospice

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    Office Hours
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday–Friday

    After Hours
    Week-ends and holidays you may contact a hospice representative and/or the hospice on-call nurse by calling Family Hospice at 618-277-1800.

    Service Area

    We serve patients and their families in the following six-county area of Southern Illinois: St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Clinton, Randolph, and Washington.

    Heartlinks Grief Center

    The Heartlinks Grief Center’s mission is to be a grief support center for all grieving people in our community. What began as a small program in 1997 supporting children who had a lost a loved one in hospice has grown into a full-service center that provides peer support, individual and family counseling, and mobile programs to hundreds of people of all ages in our service area, including six counties in Southwestern Illinois. Over the past two decades, Heartlinks has successfully designed and implemented numerous grief support programs for people of all ages living in both rural and inner-city areas. The Heartlinks Grief Center provides direct service to an average of 800 children and their families each year

    Heartlinks Services Currently Available

    KIDS/TEENS:
    Monthly age-appropriate peer groups for kids 2-20 and their families
    TAG (teen groups in local high schools)
    Individual supportive counseling
    Mobile Outreach- grief education program for community groups
    After school Program- mentoring and after school centers

    FAMILIES:
    Monthly social outings
    Holiday support
    Family counseling
    Adult Counseling
    Before a Loss- Counseling for managing life-limiting/threatening illness

    ADULTS:
    Parenting Alone (young widow/widower parenting group)
    Grandparents Raising Grieving Grandparents
    Aching Arms (with Compassionate Friends)
    Facing the Future (daytime adult support group)

    PROFESSIONALS:
    Education and training about grieving kids and families
    Assistance with grief group development

    With so many other non-profits looking for support, it can be hard to choose who most needs the help. Choose Heartlinks because your child one day is going to lose you or the unthinkable will happen and you will lose them. Choose because it will be your neighbor, your sister, your friend. And no one should be alone when they are grieving – Heartlinks ensures that every griever in our community has a place to go and someone who understands. Heartlinks’ services are provided at low or no cost based on client needs. Through the generosity and foresight of granting and philanthropic organizations, as well as fundraisers and individual donations, Please contact us for more information about how you can choose Heartlinks.





    Providence Hospice of Seattle s pediatric grief support services helps Auburn family

    #providence hospice of seattle

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    Providence Hospice of Seattle’s pediatric grief support services helps Auburn family

    Jayza Duhon and her grandfather, Lee A. Ford.

    image credit: Courtesy photo

    By Cynthia Flash
    For the Auburn Reporter

    At age 10, Jayza Duhon saw her grandfather Lee A. Ford every day. She and her parents lived with Ford and his wife Violet in their Auburn home and Jayza – their only grandchild – spent hours with him.

    “She and my dad were very, very close,” recalled Jayza’s mother, D’Juna Duhon. “She would say, ‘Grandpa, I want to go to the store.’ She had $2 and got $30 worth of stuff and he paid for it. When things were frustrating her, she knew she could go to grandpa and it would be OK. In her world, he could make anything OK and better.”

    Then, completely unexpectedly on the day before Father’s Day in 2009, Ford died of endocarditis – an infection that attacked the inner lining of his heart. Jayza was devastated.

    Duhon, fearing for her daughter’s well-being and seeking help, turned to Providence Hospice of Seattle for children’s grief counseling. It’s a free service available to anyone in King County who is dealing with the death of a loved one. It’s the only program that provides both individual and group support to children and teens.

    “Our staff is honored to be given the opportunity to provide this level of grief support to kids and teens in our community,” said Beverly Goldsmith, grief counselor with Providence Hospice of Seattle. “We hope many more will be open to using our services in the future.”

    On Thursday, Jayza and D’Juna will be featured in the fundraising video at Providence Hospice of Seattle’s Pediatric Luncheon, which will raise money to support children’s hospice and grief support services.

    Duhon recalls the hospice counselor who came to the family’s home to work with Jayza and give her the tools she needed to work through her grief.

    “I didn’t want to fall in with that, ‘oh, yeah, they’re just kids, they’re resilient, they’ll bounce back, they’ll be OK.’ I wanted to make sure she had age-appropriate support,” Duhon said.

    Jayza also attended group counseling at Providence Hospice of Seattle’s offices in Seattle and attended Camp Erin-King County, a free weekend summer camp in Carnation for children and teens who have experienced the death of a loved one. Now, six years later, Jayza is a successful junior at Auburn Mountainview High School who is looking forward to attending college with hopes of becoming a doctor.

    “She said the loss of her grandfather completely changed the direction in her life,” Duhon said.

    Even though Jayza is a well-adjusted teen, she still turns to Providence Hospice of Seattle for support, said Duhon, who like her father did for 36 years, works at Boeing.

    “About two years ago she came to me and asked if she could go back to Camp Erin. She came back as a teen. Part of it is being able to verbalize those emotions. It still hurts her. Through Providence Hospice and Camp Erin, it has really helped her be able to express how she feels about that loss.” Now Jayza wants to go back to Camp Erin as a volunteer.

    Duhon herself had much to deal with after her father died. The family had bought a new home, she had to comfort her mother, who was widowed after a 56-year marriage, and her husband William was diagnosed with prostate cancer. She turned to Providence Hospice as well.

    “They were a very good support system for me as a parent. They taught me how to not overstress things. It was very helpful.”

    For more information about Providence Hospice’s pediatric grief support services and hospice care, go to www.providence.org/hospiceofseattle .

    Cynthia Flash owns Flash Media Services, a media relations company. Providence Hospice of Seattle is her client.





    Heartlinks Grief Center #hospice #ireland

    #family hospice

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    Office Hours
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday–Friday

    After Hours
    Week-ends and holidays you may contact a hospice representative and/or the hospice on-call nurse by calling Family Hospice at 618-277-1800.

    Service Area

    We serve patients and their families in the following six-county area of Southern Illinois: St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Clinton, Randolph, and Washington.

    Heartlinks Grief Center

    The Heartlinks Grief Center’s mission is to be a grief support center for all grieving people in our community. What began as a small program in 1997 supporting children who had a lost a loved one in hospice has grown into a full-service center that provides peer support, individual and family counseling, and mobile programs to hundreds of people of all ages in our service area, including six counties in Southwestern Illinois. Over the past two decades, Heartlinks has successfully designed and implemented numerous grief support programs for people of all ages living in both rural and inner-city areas. The Heartlinks Grief Center provides direct service to an average of 800 children and their families each year

    Heartlinks Services Currently Available

    KIDS/TEENS:
    Monthly age-appropriate peer groups for kids 2-20 and their families
    TAG (teen groups in local high schools)
    Individual supportive counseling
    Mobile Outreach- grief education program for community groups
    After school Program- mentoring and after school centers

    FAMILIES:
    Monthly social outings
    Holiday support
    Family counseling
    Adult Counseling
    Before a Loss- Counseling for managing life-limiting/threatening illness

    ADULTS:
    Parenting Alone (young widow/widower parenting group)
    Grandparents Raising Grieving Grandparents
    Aching Arms (with Compassionate Friends)
    Facing the Future (daytime adult support group)

    PROFESSIONALS:
    Education and training about grieving kids and families
    Assistance with grief group development

    With so many other non-profits looking for support, it can be hard to choose who most needs the help. Choose Heartlinks because your child one day is going to lose you or the unthinkable will happen and you will lose them. Choose because it will be your neighbor, your sister, your friend. And no one should be alone when they are grieving – Heartlinks ensures that every griever in our community has a place to go and someone who understands. Heartlinks’ services are provided at low or no cost based on client needs. Through the generosity and foresight of granting and philanthropic organizations, as well as fundraisers and individual donations, Please contact us for more information about how you can choose Heartlinks.





    Big Bend Hospice Our House – family grief services by Debbie Kirkland

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    Our House at Big Bend Hospice will be used to house families with terminally ill family members in hospice care during the last day of their lives. It will also serve as a place for grief counseling, pastoral counseling, and support services for families. The Tallahassee Board of Realtors President s Gala is raising money to support Big Bend Hospice s Our House on November 16th, and we could use your support. It is a charity close to the hearts of many who have had loved ones cared for by this great non-profit service. Please donate today, help us build Our House.

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    Big Bend Hospice Our House – family grief services

    $ 50 Raised of $500 goal

    Campaign launched on Nov 15, 2012

    Our House at Big Bend Hospice will be used to house families with terminally ill family members in hospice care during the last day of their lives. It will also serve as a place for grief counseling, pastoral counseling, and support services for.

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    Grief – Bereavement Support – Yolo Hospice #hapuna #beach #prince #hotel

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    Grief Bereavement Support

    Our Bereavement services are available free of charge to the entire community, whether or not your loved one was a patient of Yolo Hospice. Bereavement specialists and trained volunteers facilitate groups and family meetings, and provide individual support sessions, home visits, and telephone contact as needed. Referrals to additional support resources are made when appropriate. Please see below for more details on available services, and for upcoming groups and events.

    Initially, I felt as many do in seeking help, fear of being vulnerable or weak, fear of being judged. You helped me understand the many paths of grief. Thank you.
    A Bereaved Daughter

    The death of a loved one is the most profound of all sorrows.

    Grief is a natural and normal response to loss. Though there are common experiences people share as they grieve, each of us has a unique experience of grief as influenced by our personalities, life experiences, coping styles, and the meaning of the loss to us. Loss impacts our minds, bodies, and hearts. By tending to your grief, a sense of increased comfort and slow healing comes with time. Caring and supportive people can make a significant difference along this path. The Yolo Hospice Bereavement Services staff is available to be a source of caring support to you.

    There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love.
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