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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 or call 616.719.0919

Grief Support Groups

For more information or to RSVP, please call 616.719.0919 or email 

Sharing Grief 

Share thoughts and mutual understanding with others who have experienced loss. 
May 18, 6:30-7:30pm.
June 28, July 5 & 12; 6-7pm.
July 20 & 27, August 3; 4-5pm 

Closure and Finding Purpose
Find support in navigating closure and reinvesting in life after loss.June 8, 15, 22; 1-2pm 

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.
July 11, 18, 25; 2-3pm 

What Does Normal Grief Look Like?   

Death can be a taboo topic, so many of us aren’t sure what to expect after a significant loss. Find support and ask questions of other grievers and our specially trained facilitators. 
August 4, 11, 18; 10-11am 

Be Remembered: Creating a Legacy 

An online tool to create a life narrative that will last through generations. August 1; 12-1pm

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