Grief Support Services
For more than 40 years, HopeHealth has offered comfort, dignity and compassion to patients and families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
About Our Grief Support Services
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. We offer an expansive grief support group program and offer community programs like Camp BraveHeart for kids as well as remembrance events. Our grief support services are offered throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
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.)
HopeHealth hosts special events in Massachusetts and Rhode Island where you can remember a loved one. All events are free to attend.
A Summer Evening of Hope & Remembrance
Our annual summer remembrance event offers the community a chance to remember and honor their loved ones. This year's event will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 6 p.m. at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, RI. Click on the link below to learn more or register.
Light Up a Life
HopeHealth's Light Up a Life event offers the community a moment to honor and remember their loved ones during the holiday season. During the pandemic, we have held the event virtually, which can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
“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.
For more than 15 years, HopeHealth's summer grief support program, Camp BraveHeart, has been providing comfort and peace to kids coping with grief.
This program is offered free to kids ages 4 – 17 each year. This year camp will be held in Massachusetts on July 20 & 21 and in Rhode Island on August 17 & 18. Click below for more information.
Weekend of Hope & Healing
This adult grief retreat, for ages 18+, includes a variety of interactive workshops and hand-on activities designed to nurture the body, mind and spirit. Stay tuned for the 2023 Weekend of Hope & Healing dates. For more information, call (888) 528-9077.
Grief Support Readings
Our large library of articles offers practical suggestions to help you work through your grief journey or support others in mourning.