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Grief Counseling

We’re with you every step of the way.

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⚠ Due to the COVID-19 virus, grief counseling groups are either cancelled or held virtually until further notice. Please visit our events and schedule to learn more, or call 502-456-5451.

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. This includes pre-death counseling for anticipated deaths.

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

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.’ You can also see what your community is sharing and find comfort in online discussions with others experiencing similar situations by visiting our Discussion Board.

What you can expect with grief counseling services.

We offer special grief counseling services for adults, children, and teens, as well as extended family and friends. In fact, grief counseling is available for anyone in the community, regardless of a previous engagement with Hosparus Health. Thanks to our generous donors, there are no fees for support groups.

These organizations and many others support our
Grief Counseling programs:

WHAS and Kosair

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.


Rooted in Hope

A family-centered program for children (ages 6-18) and their parent(s)/guardian(s) who are grieving a loss.  Rooted in Hope is an 8-session program that is offered in the spring and fall of the year and meets the first and third Monday of the month. Families gather for a simple meal at 6:00pm, the program continues from 6:30pm until 8:00pm.

Please contact the Grief Counseling Center for additional information or to join this offering. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Grief Recovery program

The Grief Recovery Method® is a special eight-week educational grief support group. Participants will use the Grief Recovery Handbook* — available locally or at Amazon — for reading and writing exercises.

Pre-registration is required by August 9. Call 502-456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197, or register below. A facilitator will contact you before the first session. There is no fee for families who have participated in hospice; for other families, the cost is $96. Financial assistance is available. 

Grief Relief Workshop

The Grief Relief Workshop is a six-week education and support group, held in six one-hour sessions at the school. Endorsed by school districts throughout the Hosparus Health service area, the program is a critical component of healthy child development. Thanks to our generous donors, Hosparus Health is able to provide grief-relief groups in schools at no charge.

Camp Evergreen Family Grief Camp

Join us for a special family weekend retreat dedicated to healing and family togetherness. The 2019 camp is Friday, August 16–Sunday, August 18, at Country Lake Christian Retreat in Underwood, Indiana. Our professional counselors and trained volunteers from Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center conduct the activities, including family time and recreation, team-building exercises, grief workshops, campfires, arts and games, home-cooked meals, and a special memorial service. Registration fees are $100 for a family of two plus $25 for each additional family member. Scholarship money is available for families with limited income.

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