Grief Support

The Center for Hope & Healing

Every person’s grief experience is unique. If you are grieving the loss of someone, we can help you toward a path of hope and renewal. The grief support professionals at our Center for Hope & Healing offer compassionate and individualized support for grief at any stage. Our grief support services are offered throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Counseling and Support Groups

Central to the mission of HopeHealth, we provide ongoing support and counseling to members of our community.

Our counselors can meet privately with individuals and families, both children and adults, in an office setting, in the community or at your home. Counselors have advanced training and experience in grief support and the emotional effects of serious illness.

We also offer a variety of grief support groups specific to what you may be experiencing. These include six-week sessions and ongoing general monthly groups led by trained facilitators. They are open to anyone who has experienced a loss regardless of whether hospice was used.

(If you are caring for someone with a memory impairment, you may be interested in our dementia caregiver support groups.)

Remembrance Events

HopeHealth hosts special events in Massachusetts and Rhode Island where you can remember a loved one. All events are free to attend.

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A Spring Evening of Hope & Remembrance

Save the Date

June 11, 2019
Swan Point Cemetery
585 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI

This annual spring gathering is an opportunity to honor the memory of your loved ones and reflect.

See Facebook photos from last year’s event.

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Light Up a Life

Celebrate memories at this memorial held every December—a wonderful way to bring light during the darkest time of year.


Stay tuned for our 2019 dates.

Learn More About Our Remembrance Events

Call our Center for Hope & Healing at (888) 528-9077.

“Hope—a one syllable word that will keep you going when all of the other more impressive words have failed to sustain you.”

— Joni Aldrich, author and inspirational speaker

Community Crisis Interventions

Our hospice counselors are available when a sudden death occurs or otherwise impacts a group, such as workplace, school or other community. Services include immediate crisis intervention as well as ongoing support and education.

Grief Camps and Retreats

Our grief camps and retreats provide a safe and compassionate environment to be in company of others who are grieving.

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Camp BraveHeart

Every summer, children aged 4 to 17 who are dealing with loss find solace at HopeHealth's Camp BraveHeart. This summer camp program offers a nurturing, safe environment to help children cope with grief.

Campers take part in fun, traditional activities such as swimming, kayaking, archery, rock climbing, gardening and storytelling. Grief counselors lead discussions and opportunities to memorialize loved ones during art, music, theater and drum circle activities. The camp concludes with a butterfly release and a remembrance ceremony.

Camp BraveHeart in MA

August 8 - 9, 2019 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
YMCA Camp Hockomock
North Attleboro, MA

Camp BraveHeart in RI

August 22 - 23, 2019 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Camp Aldersgate
North Scituate, RI

A multi-ethnic group of senior adults are taking a tai chi fitness class. They are practicing their martial art together in a park at sunset. They are enjoying the sunlight and summer weather. Here they take a break to meditate.

Weekend of Hope & Healing

Adult Grief Retreat - Save the Date

September 20 - 22, 2019
Camp Aldersgate
North Scituate, RI

HopeHealth's fourth annual Weekend of Hope & Healing retreat will be held at Camp Aldersgate in North Scituate. The retreat aims to help those experiencing grief share their experiences with others who are experiencing the same challenges associated with loss in supportive, healing setting.

This immersive weekend experience features a variety of activities to nurture the mind, body and spirit such as yoga, mindfulness and art therapy. Participants can also enjoy time outdoors while hiking, canoeing, kayaking and joining the group campfire.

There are two ticket types - overnight and day-only. Space is limited. Deadline for registration is September 13.

For questions, please contact the Center for Hope & Healing at (888) 528-9077 (select option 5 to reach our specific event phone line) or email Guy Murgo at GMurgo@HopeHealthCo.org.

If you'd like to request financial assistance to attend the retreat, please email Guy Murgo at GMurgo@HopeHealthCo.org.

Learn more by calling (401) 415-4300.

Alternative Grief Support

HopeHealth's holistic approach to grief support goes beyond traditional interventions. These alternative services—yoga, meditation/mindfulness and art therapy—care for the mind, body and spirit.

Yoga for Grief and Healing

We partner with Shri Yoga in Pawtucket, RI, for this weekly yoga and meditation group tailored specially for people dealing with grief. All levels of yoga experience are welcome. Yoga and meditation are practiced on chairs and the floor, and journals and other materials are provided.

Art Therapy

When we create art, we give ourselves permission to examine all that is happening within our grieving bodies. We use art therapy to encourage movement of the imagination and release tension.

Meditation and Mindfulness Workshops

If you are coping with grief, the practice of meditation and mindfulness can be a source of healing. Meditation and mindfulness helps us:

  • Be sensitive to our changing needs through the grief process
  • Develop an attitude of self-care and compassion
  • Reduce stress, increase emotional resilience and improve sleep
  • Discover new meaning after the death of a loved one.

Held seasonally, our meditation and mindfulness workshops offer focus, self-awareness and inspiration. Anyone is welcome to attend. View our grief support schedule for details.

Grief Support Readings

Our large library of articles offers practical suggestions to help you work through your grief journey or support others in mourning.

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Let us bring hope and healing.

Contact (888) 528-9077 or Information@HopeHealthCo.org to learn more about our grief support services.

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