Grief is a natural response to loss. Hospice Services of Lake County understands that grieving is a very individual process, with the needs of each person being different and possibly changing over time. We offer a wide range of programs designed to meet the shifting needs of our bereaved community.
- Who can use the services
- Grief support is available to anyone who has experienced a loss due to death. The bereavement program continues for up to 13 months following the death of a loved one. Groups are open to all men, women and children. Services are free of charge. A donation is suggested if clients are financially able to give.
- Individual Counseling
- one-on-one private customized counseling
- Childrenís Camp
- A structured, professionally-supervised environment for the entire family to begin healing after a family death, geared toward both the childrenís and parentís individual needs. Developed with activities designed to aid in expressing difficult emotions, complicated thoughts, and to help build the tools for coping with loss.
- An annual interfaith celebration of life and remembrance for those who have lost their loved ones.
- Hope for the holiday
- A lecture on techniques for transitioning through the first holidays after a death.
- Expressive Art Bereavement Counseling Program
- A process that uses a broad range of nonverbal creative techniques for the expression of emotions related to grief, with a focus on anger, guilt, survival, redeveloping identity, and healing over a period of eight weeks
- Process and Education Support Group
- A structured program designed to educate and support clients through the stages of grief with a focus on anger, guilt, survival, and healing
- Sudden Loss Group:
- A four week support group designed to support individuals who have lost a loved one to a sudden accident or medical condition.