Grief is a natural part of life when someone we love dies. Finding your way through the changes and often painful emotions that arise during the days, weeks and months that follow a death can be difficult. You don’t have to do it alone. Hospice of Santa Cruz County has helped thousands of people through their grief journey.
Here are some of the ways we can help:
- Individual Grief Support - for Hospice families and members of the community who have experienced or are anticipating the death of a loved one.
Grief Groups - provide an opportunity for emotional support, sharing of feelings, and education about the grief process and ways to cope with loss.
- Drop-in Grief Support Group, Tuesdays at 6:00 in Aptos. Please call (831) 430-3000 for directions.[download a flyer]
- Lunes de Consuelo, a grief circle in Spanish, Mondays 4:00pm at Catholic Charities, 217 East Lake Avenue, 2nd floor, Watsonville [download a flyer]
Eight week groups for adults or children [download current groups]
- HUG - Our Healthy Understanding of Grief program for children and adolescents offers individual, group and in-school support. Kids receive age-appropriate support and tools to process their grief in a healthy manner.
- Support in the workplace for coping with a death or anticipated death.
- A Lending Library of books and tapes on grief and loss.
- Referrals to other community resources.
Grief support is available to everyone in our community. You do not have to receive other hospice services to take part in our grief support programs. If you are grieving the death of someone close to you, call us at (831) 430-3000 or email us. Let us share how we can help.
The following information may be helpful in your grief process. It may also help you to support your loved ones as they grieve.
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