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Grief Support Classes and Workshops
GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICES
For loved ones of patients and for the entire community. Grief support staff and volunteers understand that each person's reaction to grief is unique. Most of us have the capacity to mourn fully with the help of friends, family and community who care about us and want us to recover our ability to enjoy life fully and love others. Sometimes though, it might be difficult to find people who are willing to listen to our hurt in a non judgemental and comforting way. We are able to provide that extra support in addition to your existing support system.
We Can Help. Our staff and volunteers are able to provide:
- Private, confidential grief support visits at your home or at our Eureka Office. Grief support by phone.
- Written materials and on-line resources specific to your unique needs.
- Referrals for local counselors who work with grief and loss.
The Vision of Hospice of Humboldt
"We envision a community in which no one dies alone or afraid and all who grieve are comforted."
Drop-in Grief Support Groups are a great opportunity to meet others with whom you can exchange emotional support and ideas on coping with the death of a loved one. Open to the public, free of charge.
Arcata, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Jacoby Store House, 8th & H Streets 4th Floor Conference Room.
Fortuna, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Sequoia Springs Senior Living, 2401 Redwood Way
Eureka, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Hospice of Humboldt office, 2010 Myrtle Ave.
Eureka, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Hospice of Humboldt office, 2010 Myrtle Ave.
Eureka, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Our ever popular Slipper Club, your "warm start" to the weekend. Hospice of Humboldt office, 2010 Myrtle Ave.
Please call to confirm Grief Support Group schedule before attending.
Special Topic Groups. Special topic groups focus on specific aspects of grief which can be especially challenging. Education is shared in a confidential environment and participants are able to relate their own stories in the company of peers who have shared experience with the topic. Examples of past groups include:
- Coping with the Holidays
- When your Spouse had Died
- Suicide Grief
Check back to this site for announcements of Special Topic Groups. To request a special topic group, please call our Manager of Grief Support Services at 707-441-0105 x334.
Grief Circles for Businesses, Schools and Community. Grief support staff and volunteers are available to facilitate grief circles at businesses and in other group settings in which members have experienced a death amoung their group. We provide information about grief responses, tips on coping with grief and handouts including information about local resources for support. This free service is available to everyone in the community.
Training and Workshops for Professionals. A wide variety of trainings and workshops are sponsored each year with the goal of building individual and community capacity to respond to grief.
"Healing the Healer." Training provided to those who work in high-loss environments and are at risk for developing grief responses which can eventually negatively impact job performance and quality of life. To schedule a training in your workplace, please call our Director of Social Services at 707-441-0105 x310.