Career Fair Join us on Wednesday, June 27 from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Lincoln, RI, Suite 515 for our Career Fair. Learn more at HopeHealthCo.org/Careers.

Grief Support

The Center for Hope & Healing

Every person’s grief experience is unique. If you are grieving the loss of someone, Hope Hospice 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.

Counseling and Support Groups

Central to the mission of Hope Hospice, 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

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

A Spring Evening of Hope & Remembrance

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.

A Spring Evening of Hope & Remembrance
Light Up a Life

Light Up a Life

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

See Facebook photos from last year’s event.

Tree of Memories Ceremonies

This annual memorial allows participants to celebrate the memory of a loved one in a special way. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, guests can purchase shells that are placed on 20 trees from Brockton to Martha’s Vineyard. Memorial ceremonies and thoughtful readings are held at each tree site.

Learn More

Learn more about our remembrance events.
Call Hope Hospice’s 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

Hope 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.

Camp BraveHeart

Camp BraveHeart

Every summer, children aged 4 to 17 who are dealing with loss find solace at Hope Hospice’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.

In Rhode Island
August 2–3, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Camp Aldersgate
1043 Snake Hill Road, North Scituate, RI

To register, download our form and send it to: Attn: Sarah Cordeiro, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or email it to SCordeiro@HopeHealthCo.org. For more information, (401) 415-4610.


In Massachusetts
August 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
YMCA Camp Lyndon
117 Stowe Road, Sandwich, MA

To register, download our form and send it to: Attn: Bereavement Department, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA, 02601 or email it to call  SCordeiro@HopeHealthCo.org. For more information, call (508) 957-0358.

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Adult Grief Retreat

For people aged 18 and older, our adult grief retreat is a weekend experience with a variety of activities to nurture the mind, body and spirit.

In Rhode Island
September 28–30, 2018
Camp Aldersgate 
1043 Snake Hill Road, North Scituate, RI

To register, call (401) 415-4300 or email DLambert@HopeHealthCo.org.

Alternative Grief Support

Hope Hospice’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. Hope Hospice uses 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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