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HopeHealth Community VNA has been providing compassionate home health care services in southeastern Massachusetts for over a century. Now they’re part of the HopeHealth family of services.

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Virtual Grief Support Groups and Resources

HopeHealth is committed to provide you with the support you need. To ensure safety during the pandemic, we are offering our grief support groups virtually to anyone in our community who needs support. We invite you to join any of our many specialty and general groups for adults, children and healthcare providers. See our comprehensive offering here.

Looking for helpful tips to guide you on your grief journey? View our grief support blogs or read through our grief support readings library.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at (888) 528-9077.

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Looking for general, dementia-specific, or veteran caregiver support groups? Click here to access our caregiver support groups.

Remote Grief Support During COVID-19

If you are coping with grief, we are here for you. Join us for one of our virtual grief support groups held through Zoom by following the details below. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at (888) 528-9077.

General Grief Support Group - Fridays

Click here to access the group on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EST through Zoom.

This is a general grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one and is in need of support.

To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

Grupo de apoio ao luto em português e crioulo

Liderado por um facilitador especialmente treinado, este grupo oferece um ambiente seguro, confidencial e de apoio para pessoas que estão passando por luto relacionado à perda.

Mensalmente - 3ª quinta-feira, das 16h às 17h30

Losing a Loved One to COVID-19: Comfort and Support - Wednesdays

Click here to access the group on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. EST through Zoom

To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

Grief research suggests that suffering personal losses can be particularly challenging when experienced in times of broader social stress. Loss of a loved one to COVID-19 can bring about complicated grief—a type of bereavement that is unusually difficult and long-lasting. From the sudden way the world changed, to the unanticipated decline in health of our loved ones, to the inability to hold memorials to honor them in their death all contribute to this unimaginable grief.

Join our experienced grief support group facilitators for a time of sharing, healing, and comfort each week as we continue to grieve together.

Emotional Support And Coping with Cumulative Loss for Professional Caregivers - Mondays and Wednesdays

Click here to access the group on Mondays biweekly from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. EST through Zoom

September 13, 27

October 4, 18

November 1, 15, 29

December 6, 20

Click here to access the group on Wednesdays biweekly from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST through Zoom

September 8, 22

October 13, 27

November 10, 24

December 1, 15, 29       

To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

The unprecedented public health crisis brought on by COVID-19 is impacting every aspect of daily life, but the emotional and physical toll on healthcare professionals in particular is daunting. Please join HopeHealth support group facilitators and your peers in the healthcare work force as we gather to provide comfort, emotional support, and resources that will help you to cope with the ongoing stressors and cumulative losses you are experiencing during this difficult time. Taking time to turn your caregiving inward while providing care for others helps create balance of mind, body, and spirit when it is needed most. This virtual drop in sessions take place every Monday at 8 a.m. and every Wednesday at 8 p.m.

For questions, please reach out to Marsha Ireland at (401) 365-8783.

Soulful Signs - Tuesdays and Fridays

Click here to join Soulful Signs on Tuesdays (biweekly) from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST

September 7, 21
October 5, 19
November 2, 16
December 7, 21

Click here to join Soulful Signs on Fridays (biweekly) from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EST

September 10, 24
October 8, 22
November 12, 26
December 10, 24

To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

This gathering explores the continued relationships with loved ones who have passed. This group includes a supportive and non-judgmental discussion about ways in which loved ones are communicating with us along with helpful tips and guidance to stay connected to them. For some, maintaining and nurturing these relationships are instrumental in healing from the pain of loss.

LGBTQ+ Grief Support Group - Fourth Monday of the Month

Click here to access this group every fourth Monday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m EST through Zoom

September 27
October 25
November 22
December 27

To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

Led by a specially trained facilitator, this group provides a safe, confidential and supportive setting for individuals experiencing grief related to loss. 

Loss of Spouse or Life Partner – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

The loss of a spouse or life partner can be a devastating experience leaving you feeling isolated from the world at large, but you are not alone. Join others who have experienced a similar grief experience for mutual support and comfort.

Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST

August 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 18, 26
November 2, 9,16, 23, 30
December 7, 14, 21, 28

Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. EST

Session 1: August  24 & September 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 12, 19

Session 2: November 9, 16, 23, 30 & December 7, 14

Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST

Session 1: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & October 6

Session 2: November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15

Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. EST

Session 1: August 25 & September 15, 22, 29 & October 6, 13, 20
Session 2: November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8, 15

Thursdays 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST

Session 1: August 26 & September 16, 23, 30 & October 7, 14, 21
Session 2: November 11, 18, 25 & December 2, 9, 16

This group is password protected. To get the meeting information, please email Marsha Ireland at MIreland@HopeHealthCo.org or (401) 365-8783.

Children's Grief Support Group - First Tuesday of Every Month

First Tuesday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. EST through Zoom.*

*This group is password protected. Please email Sarah DeCosta, grief counselor, at SDeCosta@HopeHealthCo.org to obtain the password.

September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7

This bi-weekly virtual group is for children aged 6-12 years old who have experienced the loss of a loved one. In this group, children will connect through art-focused activities facilitated by a grief counselor. Mindfulness techniques will be introduced and space for discussion will be provided.

Teens Grief Support Group - Second Tuesday of Every Month

Click here to access the group every second Tuesday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. EST through Zoom*

*This group is password protected. Please email Sarah DeCosta, grief counselor, at SDeCosta@HopeHealthCo.org to obtain the password.

September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

This bi-weekly virtual group is for teens aged 13-17 years old who have experienced the loss of a loved one. In this group, teens will have the opportunity to connect through art-focused and mindfulness techniques facilitated by a grief counselor. A safe space is created for teens to discuss their grief and how that grief may be compounded by COVID-19.

Mindfulness Meditation for Grief and Healing - Wednesdays

Click here to access the group on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST through Zoom

To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that engages posture, everyday movement, the breath and mindful, focused awareness. In practicing together, participants can foster a deeper sense of the present moment, reduce stress and anxiety and find deeper meaning after the death of a loved one.

Loss of Parent – Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Click here to access our bi-weekly group on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. EST

Summer Session Remaining Dates: September 7, 21

Fall Session: October 5, 19 & November 1, 16, 30 & December 14, 28

Click here to access the group weekly on Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. EST

Summer Session Remaining Dates: September 1, 8

Fall Dates—

Session 1: September 29 & October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3
Session 2: November 24 & December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

This group is for anyone experiencing the loss of a parent. To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

Losing a Loved One to Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease - Monthly

A supportive setting for those who have experienced the unique and challenging role of caregiver for a loved one with dementia and are now grieving the difficult loss of that person.*

Third Monday of the Month from 3:00- 4:30 p.m. EST

August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

*To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

Loss of Child - Mondays

Click here to access our Loss of Child Group Bi-Weekly on Monday’s 4:00-5:30 p.m.

August  23

September 20

October 4, 18

November 1, 15, 29

December 13, 27

This group is for anyone experiencing the loss of a child.

To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

Loss of Sibling Support Group - Wednesdays

Click here to access our Loss of Sibling Support Group on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

August 25
September 14
October 27
November 24
December 29

This group is for anyone experiencing the loss of a sibling.

To participate, please register by emailing CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org. Upon registration you will receive the password. All meetings are password protected.

How Can We Help? Contact us at CenterforHopeandHealing@HopeHealthCo.org.

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