Peer support programs (facilitated by staff and trained volunteers) are available for children, adolescents and adults who have lost a loved family member or friend. Activity-based programs for children and adolescents provide a therapeutic environment in which participants are free to share their experiences with others their own age. Adult programs include an six-eight week support group and a Grief Walk that is held every week.
A bereavement advisor and a psychosocial-spiritual advisor are available and also refer to existing counseling and peer support programs when appropriate. This is not intended to replace professional counseling services. Criteria for program eligibility is a significant bereavement. Referrals can be made by family members, health care professionals, Home Care, clergy, friends or neighbours. Client population served is not restricted by age, gender, language, ethnic background or diagnosis. There is no fee for services.
Please click here for the Bereavement Referral Form.
For additional bereavement resources and support groups in the Niagara Region, please click here.
For Hospice Niagara's Bereavement Overview of Services, please click here.