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Bereavement Support Groups

To continue our agency’s efforts to maximize safety of all, Hospice is pleased to provide Virtual Grief support to those currently experiencing loss in our community. These groups are free and open to the public regardless if your loved one received hospice services.

Hospice Bereavement Support Groups combine grief counseling and education to promote healing following the death of a loved one. These groups provide emotional, psychological, and moral support for its members. Individuals who are in Acute Grief, are invited to initially attend the Healing Hearts Support Group, before moving on to any additional support group. Healing Hearts is a closed group that offers 8 consecutive weeks of intense support for those who had a loved one die within the last 3 months. Our Integrating Grief Support Groups are for individuals who are learning to navigate their lives while experiencing grief. Although many groups are open and ongoing, members are encouraged to participate for 12 consecutive sessions and benefit from the full impact of the supportive curriculum. When a member decides to conclude their participation, we ask that they intentionally participate in a final session with the group members to provide time for closure and goodbyes. Support Groups have a Membership Capacity; if a member fails to attend 2 consecutive sessions without contacting the facilitator, the membership is considered terminated.


All Group Members Require:

  • Completion of clinical intake – 845-561-6111
  • Complete a Telehealth Consent w/ Facilitator
  • Receive Facilitator invites into support group sessions

Individual/ Family Grief Counseling for Hospice family members in Acute Grief.

  • 3-8 individual sessions are available virtually and in-person (limited availability for in-person)
  • Mondays in our Middletown office
  • Mondays and Fridays in our Newburgh office

For Acute Grief:

Healing Hearts – Zoom Support Group, 8 Consecutive Weeks, when a death has occurred within the last 6 months

  • Every Wednesday, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Time limited: 8 consecutive weeks
  • Current Series: April 10 – May 29
  • Next Series: June 2024, Open For Enrollment

Rebuild from Loss – In-Person Support Group, 15 Consecutive Weeks, for anyone who has had loss in the past 2 years

  • Every Monday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Middletown Bereavement Group Room (90 Crystal Run Rd, Middletown, NY)
  • Time limited: 15 consecutive weeks
  • Current Series: March 4 – June 10
  • Next Series: July 2024 – September 2024, Open For Enrollment

For Integrating Grief

Traveling Through Grief – In-Person Support Group

  • Every Friday, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
  • Small conference room at our Newburgh office
  • Starts September 20, 15 consecutive weeks

Beyond Loss – Zoom Support Group

  • 2nd & 4th Wednesday/month
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Open & Ongoing Group

Light for the Journey – Zoom Support Group

  • 2nd & 4th Thursday/month
  • 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
  • Open & Ongoing Group

Have Questions for Us?

Call us: 845-561-6111

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