Grief is experienced differently for each person. It is a process that takes time. It cannot be rushed, but it can be nurtured. North Hawaii Hospice offers ongoing bereavement services in the form of individual and family counseling, and support groups.
There are no fees for groups and individual appointments.
Individual Support, Family Support, and Support for Children
Individual counseling support is available to hospice families and community members for those who have lost a love one.
Individual Appointments (Adults & Youth)
Individual support is offered and can be arranged to meet your schedule.
Bereavement/Caregivers/Youth Programs Offered throughout the Year
These programs offer several options so that adults and children who are experiencing loss can benefit from the supportive environment of others who are going through similar situations.
Grief Circle of Support (Through October 2018)
While grief is a highly individualized experience, participation in a support group often helps healing begin. Bereavement support is often successful in helping people to identify their difficulties and begin to adjust to a new phase in life. Share and learn from others in a safe environment.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 1:15-2:15
Offers a safe, mutually supportive environment for sharing experiences, insight and encouragement through mutual support, discussion and handouts. *Group needs 4 or more.
Caregivers Circle of Support (Through October 2018)
Are you caring for a family member or friend? Please stop by for support and encouragement. Learn helpful tips and ways you can take care of yourself during this challenging time. Meet with other caregivers and learn from their experiences.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 2:30-3:30
Available to those who are caring for a family member or friend. Offers support and encouragement. Helpful tips and ways you can take care of yourself during this challenging time. *Group needs 4 or more.
Suicide Survivors Support Group
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 12:00-1:00
This group is for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. Individual appointments are also available. *Group needs 4 or more.
Holiday Support Group – Coping during the Holidays
Nov. – Dec. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 1:15-2:15
Managing grief in times of celebration can be overwhelming. Come and be supported while learning strategies to manage the mixed and painful emotions that can surface during the holidays. *Group needs 4 or more.
Widows and Widowers – Circle of Support
Thursday June 7th 12:00-1:00 to plan future dates and times
The group will plan and participate in discussion topics, activities, films to watch, and more, while supporting each other in their future journey. *Group needs 4 or more.
School-Based Student Support Groups (Good Grief Group)
A six-week educational group provided in the schools. Each group will consist of age-appropriate coping skills, ways to express feelings through arts and crafts, activities, and projects to memorialize loved ones. A school support group helps students to not feel so isolated and to gain support from peers.
Community Bereavement (Churches and Businesses)
Support can be offered at business locations for both groups and individuals. For employees who suffer the loss of a co-worker or family member, having support at their workplace can support their healing process.
Groups can be held at churches for members who have lost their loved ones.
*Groups need 4 or more.
Bereavement Activities throughout the Year
- Pre-lantern decorating event (Prior to Floating Lantern Ceremony) – August date/time to be confirmed
- Ohana Remembrance Ornament Decorating – Date /time to be confirmed
- Children’s groups – Date /time to be confirmed
- Expressive Arts – Date /time to be confirmed