“Death ends a life, not a relationship."
Hope and Support
The Hospice of VNS Center for Loss and Hope staff is dedicated to offering encouraging support to adults and children who are grieving. Our goal is to be a caring presence and to instill hope to those who have experienced the death of a loved one. We offer bereavement services up to two years following the death of a loved one by qualified professionals. These services include but are not limited to providing appropriate literature that explains the grief process; the development of a bereavement plan of care that reflects the needs of the individual and/or family; and individual or group support programs. Bereavement services are offered to all members of the community at no charge.
Bereavement and Loss
Bereavement is the “loss of something valued.” Grief occurs as a result of feeling “torn apart” or “robbed” of what is valued. And mourning is the healing process that occurs as we adjust to our loss. J. William Worden proposes four tasks the grief stricken should accomplish on their journey of healing from a death loss.
As you travel along the grief journey you may feel a gamut of emotions from numbness to rage, from disbelief to confusion and/or anger. These feelings and many more are a normal part of the grieving process.
Please visit our Grief Support Programs page to learn how to gain support through the grief process.
If you’d like to receive more information about our Bereavement Support Program, please contact our Bereavement Coordinator, Rochelle Sheppard at 330-668-4662 or 1-800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.
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