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Grief Support

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.)

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 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 at Swan Point on June 20, 2024 at 6 p.m. 

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Light Up a Life

HopeHealth's annual Light Up a Life event offers the community a moment to honor and remember their loved ones during the holiday season. 

Stay tuned for our 2024 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

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 in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Camp BraveHeart in MA
July 25 & 26
Hockomock YMCA 300 Elmwood St
North Attleborough Town, MA 02760

Camp BraveHeart in RI
August 22 & 23
Camp Hoffman, 2850 Ministerial Rd
South Kingstown, RI 02879


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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. Please call (888) 528-9077 if you have any questions.

Stay tuned for dates in 2024.

Seasonal Grief Support

Hope for the Holidays

HopeHealth's "Hope for the Holidays" is a free program offering support to those dealing with grief during the holiday season. Led by professional grief counselors, these workshops, available in person and on Zoom in November, provide guidance and hope to individuals struggling with the loss of a loved one. Additionally, our program includes a special presentation focused on helping grieving children navigate the holidays. 

Stay tuned for our 2024 dates.

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 to learn more about our grief support services.

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