Grief and Bereavement Support

Each person reacts uniquely to the loss of a loved one. Grief and loss can change an individual’s life, even if they feel well-prepared.  Our promise to be there for patients and families throughout the end-of-life journey includes supporting them while they experience grief and loss, both before and after a death. Each member of a patient’s family may receive bereavement services, as well as friends and caregivers and anyone affected by the death.AccentCare provides 13 months of bereavement services for the families and loved ones of every patient we serve, regardless of how long their loved one receives care from our organization. Similar to hospice care, bereavement support is customized to the individual and can support as much or as little as the bereaved require.

 

What Would Grief and Bereavement Support Look Like for Me?

Feelings of confusion, sorrow, anxiety, fear, and anger around a loved one’s death are natural, and can continue for many months. You may not know how to deal with these emotions, but you can turn to AccentCare for support, care and help at any time.  

We provide help through person-to-person support, memorial services, support groups, and written resources and materials. We also have support that is designed specifically for children, including the Seasons Hospice Foundation’s Camp Kangaroo 

 We also provide support as our patients and families may experience anticipatory grief before a death has occurred. We are here to help those we serve through these experiences.  

Learn About Bereavement Care

Grief & Bereavement Support can Include:

Join Our Support Groups

Due to COVID-19, many of our groups are meeting virtually. So, if you don’t see a group in your state that you’re interested in, please feel free to see what groups are offered in other states to join. And if you’re just not sure where to start with getting support, please reach out and we’ll help you find the resources to meet your needs.

Arizona

Please call at 480-606-1011 for more information.

California

Los Angeles

Please call 866-278-7500 for more information.

Orange County

Please call 866-707-2483 for more information.

Sacramento

Please call 855-465-6845 for more information. 

San Bernardino

Please call 855-803-1136 for more information.

San Diego

Please call 877-643-0401 for more information.

San Jose

Please call 408-963-2800 for more information.

Colorado

Please call 855-444-4035 for more information.

Connecticut

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups,  a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Grief Support Group
1st Wednesday of each month |  6:00 – 7:00 pm CT | Ages 18+


Please call 203-490-1000 for more information.

Other Support Groups Available

Please call 866-244-2199 for more information.

Delaware

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Questions or Issues?

Anticipatory Grief 

1st Wednesday of each month | 12:00 – 1:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Journey through Grief  | 8 Week Series

Every Tuesday | 6:30 – 7:30 pm CT | Ages 18+

  • A weekly, group led session with subject matter designed to help move the bereaved forward in their grief journey.
  • Each session will offer education about the grief process and coping strategies to navigate the challenges of life after a significant loss.
  • Attendees are required to register and attend all 8 sessions.
  • NOTE: Currently closed to new participants

Grupo de Apoyo Duelo  

1st martes de cada mes | 6:00 – 7:30 pm CT | Anos 18+

  • Un grupo de apoyo de 8 semanas para cualquier persona que esté de duelo dirigido por un trabajador social de habla hispana.

Youth Grief Support | 12 week series

Every Monday | March 16 – May 23, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm CT | Ages 13-18

  • “Rant & Reset”
  • We recognize that every child’s needs and journey are unique when dealing with grief and loss – and their experience is not the same as it is for adults. For this reason, we offer a 12 week series focused on providing the tools and support they need to express grief, find hope and move forward.
  • Space is limited.
  • You must sign up for the full 12 week series.

Grief Cafe’

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Art & Grief 

Every Thursday | 6:00 – 7:30 pm CT | Ages 18+

  • Utilize artistic expression to process loss and grief. You do not need to be an artist to participate in this group. Every level of artistry is welcome from beginner to expert.
Florida

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Questions or Issues?

Broward County

Grief Cafe’ | Spring Series

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | March 13 & 29 | April 12 | May 10 & 24 | 8:30 – 9:30 am CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Grief Cafe’ | Summer Series

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | June 14 & 28 | July 12 & 26 | August 9 & 23 | 8:30 – 9:30 am CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Grief Cafe’ | Fall Series

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | 8:30 – 9:30 am CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Grief Cafe’ | Winter Series

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | 8:30 – 9:30 am CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Hope & Healing | Summer Workshop

June 22 | 6:30 – 8:00 am CT | Ages 18+

  • We, at AccentCare, hope for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to join us for a special service, “In Memoriam: A Night of Hope and Healing.
  • The global pandemic has had a profound impact on grief and loss through directly claiming lives and through restricting traditional mourning rites and communal gatherings. This memorial service is a time to gather with others whose personal grief journey began during a time of devastating loss worldwide.
  • Through rituals, readings, and songs, we will provide a safe space for reflection and acknowledgment of loss.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Hope & Healing | Winter Workshop

November Date TBD | 6:30 – 8:00 am CT | Ages 18+

  • We, at AccentCare, hope for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to join us for a special service, “In Memoriam: A Night of Hope and Healing.
  • The global pandemic has had a profound impact on grief and loss through directly claiming lives and through restricting traditional mourning rites and communal gatherings. This memorial service is a time to gather with others whose personal grief journey began during a time of devastating loss worldwide.
  • Through rituals, readings, and songs, we will provide a safe space for reflection and acknowledgment of loss.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Miami/Dade Area

Please call 877-731-9299 for more information.

Hillsborough County

Grief Support Group
Every Tuesday | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 813-550-9764 for more information.

Healthcare Worker Support Group

Every Thursday | 8:00 am – 9:00 am CT | Ages 18+

Please call 813-550-9764 for more information.

Pinellas County

Grief Support Group
1st Friday of each month | 12:15 – 1:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 866-824-9699 to register or for more information. 

Georgia

Please call 404-250-4950 for more information.

Illinois

Please call 800-570-8809 for more information.

Indiana

Please call 866-400-9692 for more information.

Maryland

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Virtual Support Groups Available

Loss of a Loved One due to COVID-19 | Two Groups Available

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 888-523-6000 for more information.

Grupo de Apoyo Duelo  

1nd & 4th lunes de cada mes | 6:30 – 7:30 pm CT | Anos 18+

  • Un grupo de apoyo de 8 semanas para cualquier persona que esté de duelo dirigido por un trabajador social de habla hispana.

Parental Loss Support
4th Tuesday of each month | 5:00 – 6;00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Youth Grief Support 
4th Tuesday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 13-17

  • Rant & Reset
  • We recognize that every child’s needs and journey are unique when dealing with grief and loss – and their experience is not the same as it is for adults. For this reason, we offer a series focused on providing the tools and support they need to express grief, find hope and move forward.

In-person Support Groups Available

Baltimore County

Loss of Spouse/Life Partner Support
Every Monday | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Grief Support Groups

Northwest Hospital 
2nd Tuesday of each month | 6:30 – 7:30 pm ET | Ages 18+

Franklin Square Hospital 
1st Wednesday of each month | 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET | Ages 18+

Sinai Hospital 
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET | Ages 18+

Carroll County

Grief Support Group
2nd Tuesday of each month | 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET | Ages 18+

Cecil County

Elkton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1st Wednesday of each month | 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET | Ages 18+

Hartford County

Grief Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month | 4:30 – 5:30 pm ET | Ages 18+

Howard County

Men’s Grief Support 
Every Tuesday | 5:15 – 6:15 pm ET | Ages 18+

Massachusetts

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Journey through Grief | 4 Week Series

Begins 1st Tuesday of each month | 4 consecutive Tuesdays | 4:00 – 5:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

  • A weekly, group led session with subject matter designed to help move the bereaved forward in their grief journey.
  • Each session will offer education about the grief process and coping strategies to navigate the challenges of life after a significant loss.
  • Attendees are required to register and attend all 4 sessions.

Please call 866-670-9449 for more information.

Caregivers Connect

4th Wednesday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 866-670-9449 for more information.

Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Crisis Support Group

3rd Thursday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 866-670-9449 for more information.

Loss Due to COVID-19

1st Monday of each month | 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 866-670-9449 for more information.

Michigan

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Life Beyond Loss
Every Thursday | 3:00 – 4:00 PM CT | Ages 18+

Please call 800-370-8592 for more information.

Other Support Groups Available 

Please call 800-370-8592 for more information. 

Missouri

Please call 888-461-7733 for more information.

Nevada

Please call 855-285-8156 for more information.

New Jersey

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Supporting Each Other through the Grief Journey
1st Monday of each month | 9:00 – 10:00 am & 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+


Please call 609-433-8976 for more information.

Parental Loss Support 
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | 9:00 – 10:00 am CT | Ages 18+


Please call 609-433-8976 for more information.

Widows Support Group
1st & 3rd Friday of each month | Time TBD | Ages 18+


Please call 609-433-8976 for more information.

Oregon

Please call 866-238-8010 for more information.

Pennsylvania

Register Today

  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Grief Support Group
3rd Monday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 888-839-7410 for more information.

Texas

Dallas | Fort Worth

Please call 866-746-0009 for more information. 

Houston

Please call 855-893-0530 for more information.

San Antonio

Please call 855-425-1055 for more information.

Wisconsin

Please call 800-379-5105 for more information.

Bereavement Newsletters

In collaboration with AccentCare, the Seasons Hospice Foundation is proud to deliver For Every Season—a newsletter designed to provide updates and news about our current bereavement programs. Written by the experts at AccentCare, the newsletter offers links to resources and tools to support our patients through their grief journey.

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If you’re not sure where to start with getting support or don’t see a group in your state, please reach out and we’ll connect you with support and resources.

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