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Grief Services

We’re with you every step of the way.

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Grieving is as much a part of our lives as living and dying. Many of us, however, won’t seek help following a devastating loss. Hosparus Health is so committed to grief counseling that we offer services at no cost for up to 13 months after the death of a loved one previously in our care. This includes pre-death counseling for anticipated deaths. Grief services are also available for anyone in the community, regardless of a previous engagement with Hosparus Health.

Led by licensed professionals, sessions meet monthly or twice monthly, and can be individual, family, or group.

What you can expect with grief services.

We offer both individual and group services for adults, children, and teens, as well as extended family and friends. Once you contact us for counseling services, a counselor will call you to discuss the best option for your current needs.

Grief services are provided at no cost to families of hospice patients prior to and up to 13 months following a death. For the community, our services are provided to anyone grieving a loss due to death. Thanks to generous support through grants, foundations and individual donors, fees for these services are determined by sliding scale (based on income) and can include financial assistance for those unable to pay, and there are no fees for support groups.

These organizations and many others support our
Grief Counseling programs:

WHAS and Kosair

Once you contact us for individual or family counseling services, a counselor will call you to discuss the best option for your current needs.

Your counselor will learn more about your story and about your grief symptoms during your initial sessions. Both you and your counselor will find ways to help you cope with your grief to move through your grief process. The number of sessions will vary and will be determined by both you and your counselor as you work together.

Loss of spouse or partner

An peer-centered, ongoing support group for adults grieving the loss of a spouse, partner, or significant other.

Loss of parent or surrogate parent

A peer-centered, ongoing support group for adults grieving the loss of a parent or parent surrogate.

Grieving adult

An ongoing, peer-centered support group for adults grieving the loss of an adult including sibling, friend or other.

Loss of an Adult Child

An ongoing, peer-centered support group for those grieving the loss of an adult child.

Young Adult Parent Loss

An ongoing, peer-centered support group for young adults (age 18-35) grieving the loss of a parent or parent-surrogate.


Pathway – Resilience – Insight – Solace – Membership

An LGBTQ+ Bereavement Support Group

This is an ongoing peer-centered loss support group for those in the LGBTQ+ community who are grieving a loss due to death including the death of a partner/spouse, parent, sibling or other significant relationship. The group is facilitated by licensed counselors.

Camp Evergreen Family Grief Camp

Held every October, Camp Evergreen is a special weekend where traditional camp meets important grief work for bereaved families with children (ages 6 – 18). Evergreen is facilitated by licensed professional counselors from the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center and trained volunteers. This unique retreat provides an opportunity for families to gather, enhance their resilience and rediscover hope.


  • Family time and recreation
  • Team building and cooperative games
  • Specialized grief workshops
  • Traditional campfire
  • Art activities and games
  • Memorial celebration
Annual Remembrance Ceremonies

Our annual remembrance ceremonies take place in each community we serve and serve as a moment for you, your family, and friends to celebrate and remember Hosparus Health patients who have died from the previous year. These events take place in November and December each year.

Hope & Healing Event

This annual event is to remember and celebrate the lives of people who died by homicide, suicide, line of duty, overdose or accident. Hope and Healing promotes a space of healing with readings, music and messages honoring and celebrating the lives of those being remembered. Speakers will share how they have coped, continued moving forward and found hope after experiencing sudden and tragic loss. The event also features activities, art, music, and more.

Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays takes place during the holiday season, starting before Thanksgiving and continuing through the new year. These groups are a chance for adults to gather for topical conversation and sharing as they consider how to keep the spirit of the season. The program is facilitated by one of our grief counselors, and each session addresses one aspect of the holiday season and offers practical suggestions for support to oneself and family during this special time of year.

Let us help you start healing.

If you or a loved one are ready to speak with a grief counselor, we’re here for you. Give us a call at 502-456-5451 or 888-345-8197, or send us a message by selecting ‘Contact Us.’

Make a Payment

If you need to make a payment to our grief counseling center, please visit the payment page at the button below.

Hosparus Health’s Grief Counseling Center has been a cornerstone for our organization that sets us apart from other organizations and elevates the quality of care for the patients and families we serve. View our impact on the community and staff this last year with our grief counseling annual report.

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