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Grief Support

Our care does not end when a loved one has passed. We continue to support the family for at least 13 months following their loss by serving as a caring and reassuring presence through counseling, education, and referrals to community resources to help cope with stages of grief.

We make personal calls, lead support groups and workshops, and share inspirational materials that give comfort and encouragement. When the need is great, we even connect with families and caregivers through personal visits.

Our services are open to anyone in the community. If you have suffered a loss and are seeking grief support, we are here to help. If you or someone you know needs guidance through the grief journey, please contact our Grief Support Team at EHBereavement@emmanuelhospice.org or call 616.719.0919

Classes, Workshops, & Support Groups

If you are interested in joining any of our workshops or on-going grief support groups, please contact us for current dates, times, and locations. Call 616.719.0919 or email EHBereavement@emmanuelhospice.org. RSVPs welcome up until the day of the event. 

What Does Normal Grief Look Like?

While every person’s grief journey is unique, there are common signs and symptoms that many of us will experience. You are not alone!
Thursday Nov. 10. 10-11am – First Floor Conference Room at 401 Hall St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Closure and Finding Purpose

Moving forward doesn’t mean you’re leaving your loved one behind. Learn how to find meaning again and find support from others who understand.
Nov. 15. 12-1pm. – First Floor Conference Room at 401 Hall St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Anxiety After Loss 

It’s normal to experience feelings of uncertainty and anxiousness in the grief process. Learn tools for coping and relate to others who know what you’re going through.
Oct. 24. 2-3pm – Beacon Hill at Eastgate in the Chapel – 1919 Boston St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Nov. 21. 2-3pm – Call or email for location 

Handling the Holidays 

Whether it’s the first holiday without your loved one, or it’s been many years, the holidays can bring up all kinds of thoughts and feelings. Find support and learn tools to cope during this season. 
Nov. 11. 10-11am – Clark Retirement at Keller Lake – 2499 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Nov. 14. 10-11am – Clark Retirement at Franklin – 1551 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Nov. 14. 12-1pm – First Floor Conference Room at 401 Hall St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Nov. 17. 6:30-7:30pm – Holy Redeemer Parish – 2700 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI 49428
Nov. 30. 2:30-3:30pm – Porter Hills, Meeting House -3600 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Dec. 5. 1-2pm – Victorian Parlor, Clark Retirement at Franklin – 1551 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 
Dec. 8. 10-11am – Georgetown Senior Center – 7100 8th Ave. Jenison, MI 49428
Dec. 14. 2-3pm – Call or email for location 
Dec. 19. 10-11am  – Clark Retirement at Franklin – 1551 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 
Dec. 21. 10-11am – Beacon Hill at Eastgate (Chapel) 1919 Boston St. NE, Grand Rapids

Emmanuel Hospice also provides individual support to anyone who has suffered a loss.

For more information about Emmanuel Hospice or any of these services please contact our Grief Support Team at EHBereavement@emmanuelhospice.org