Hospice Atlanta’s Bereavement department focuses on providing comfort, support and resources for those that have lost a loved one. We understand that grief is a very normal yet difficult process and everyone experiences it differently. Hospice Atlanta offers a wide range of support options for your personal journey.
Our Bereavement Coordinators are available by phone for grief support and counseling Monday through Friday. In addition, Hospice Atlanta offers virtual support groups, free of charge, to our bereaved community. For more information, please call (404) 869-3000 and ask to speak with someone in the Bereavement Department.
Hospice Atlanta Bereavement Services department is pleased to offer a variety of workshops and support groups as free grief-support resources for the community. Participation is open to all adults working through the death of a loved one, regardless of whether their loved one was a Hospice Atlanta patient.
Our virtual workshops are offered as private, closed, small groups using the HIPAA-compliant platform: Zoom for Healthcare
OPERATION: GRIEF (7-Week Intensive Workshop)
Tuesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm
This 7-week, professionally facilitated, intensive workshop encourages participants to confront and process the deeper issues of their grief in a closed, small group setting. Weekly homework is assigned. Registration is required. Space is limited.
• July 11 – Aug 22, 2023
• Sept 26 – Nov 14 (*No session 10/31), 2023
FROM ‘WE’ TO ‘ME’ (6-Week, Spousal Loss Workshop)
Wednesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm
This professionally facilitated, closed, small group meets consecutive Wednesdays for 5 weeks to explore the unique aspects of spousal loss, and how to cope through the process of “de-coupling.” Space is limited. Registration is required.
• May 10 – June 14
• July 12 – August 16
UNPARENTED (5-Week, Parent Loss Workshop)
Tues, 7pm – 8:30pm (May Session) / Wed, 7pm – 8:30pm (November Session)
This professionally facilitated group meets consecutive Tuesdays for 5 weeks to explore the unique aspects of parent loss, and what it means to become “unparented.” Space is limited. Registration is required.
• May 23 – June 20
• November 1 – December 6 (*No session 11/22)
LANDSCAPES OF GRIEF (5-Week In-Person Support Group)
Sundays, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
This in-person, grief support group is open to all adults in the community who are working through the death of a loved one. Sessions occur across 5 consecutive weeks. Space is limited. Registration is required. Contact Paulette Slawson for upcoming dates.
2023 CAMP STARS
Friday, November 10th – Sunday, November 12th
This incredible weekend at beautiful Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA, offers those working through the death of a loved one the opportunity to work through their loss individually, as a family, and in connection with others who share similar losses. The weekend includes 2 professionally-facilitated groups sessions for all adults and children 3+. Childcare is provided for children under 3. Cost: Participants are only responsible for a registration fee of $40 per family. All other costs, including lodging, meals and activities are covered. Contact Camp Director, Lisa Monroe for further details.
* Because group size is limited, group and workshop participants must be committed to attending all sessions.
* Groups subject to cancellation or change if minimum registration numbers not met.
REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
Virtual Workshops: Chandelle Carter (404) 869-3052 or email@example.com
In-Person Support Groups: Paulette Slawson (404) 527-6558 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp STARS: Lisa Monroe (404) 215-6051 or email@example.com
Grief can be lonely and personal, often speaking the loudest in the middle of the night. In the virtual library below, you’ll find the most helpful, most up-to-date grief and bereavement resources. The information is downloadable and free of charge.
If you are bereaved and want information on how to help your grieving child, please take a look at this free resource: The Guide to Helping Children Grieve.
If you’d like to better understand the grieving teen in your life, please take a look at this free resource: The Guide To Helping Teens Grieve.
If you’re grieving or know someone who is, please look at The Guide To Understanding Grief in Adults. It’s a free resource provided for you!