Grief Support

New Beginnings

 

New Beginnings, Hospice of Randolph County’s grief support program, addresses the needs of those dealing with issues regarding grief & loss. The programs and services offered by New Beginnings are open to the general public, free of cost.  Participants do not have to be past recipients of services provided by Hospice of Randolph County in order to receive support.

Grief Education

Hospice of Randolph County’s Grief Support Staff can address a wide variety of issues with tailor-made presentations and programs- not just for grieving, but also for those who want to be supportive of others. These programs are available for churches, schools, civic organizations, the workplace and any other social context.

Grief Share Support Group

Grief Share is a weekly support group that meets for 13 weeks twice a year beginning in January and in August.  It is a faith-based support group that consists of a workbook, DVD and group interaction.  It is a place where you can be around people who understand the pain of your loss and gain valuable information to help you through this very difficult time in your life.

Bereavement Follow-Up

As a matter of continuity of care, Hospice of Randolph County follows surviving family members for up to 13 months after the loss of a patient.  An attempt is made to contact the primary caregiver in each family to assess for bereavement follow-up.  On the 3rd, 6th, and 13th month following the loss of a patient, a mailing is sent out that may feature a pertinent article, a letter of encouragement, and other helpful items, including notices of upcoming support group offerings.

Resource Materials

Hospice of Randolph County maintains a resource library of various books, videos and audiocassettes available for loan, along with some publications that we give out at no charge (subject to availability).  We also maintain a list of helpful websites for those who wish to seek out online support.

Focus Groups

Focus Groups meet throughout the year for different types of losses:
  • Loss of Spouse/Significant Other- February
  • Child Loss- March or April
  • Parent Loss- May
  • Suicide/Traumatic Loss- July or August
  • Holiday Support- November
  • Other Focus Groups will be offered as needed.

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