Individual/Family One on One
Our trained Bereavement Coordinator provides individual and family support to anyone who needs it. Our services are designed to meet the individual’s specific needs and help people of all ages. We also make referrals to specialized professionals if further support is needed.
Grief Support Groups
We host a memorial service once a year to remember your loved ones. Please contact Mission Hospice for more information and dates.
It’s not easy to understand or accept the death of someone you love. Pathways is a grief support group helping people through their grief journey. Some of the benefits of attending can include connecting with others who have gone through similar situations, associating with people who will listen without judgement, ideas to help you cope and heal, time to share memories of the person who passed, and understanding what responses are natural and normal during grieving.
The Mission Hospice Society hosts a year-round, open weekly support group for women who have lost a spouse called Tea and Company. This program runs Thursday at 10 am in the resource room of the Mission Hospice Society.
This group is aimed at helping children deal with their grief. They will learn how to channel their grief in a positive way through crafts and sharing with others in the group. Sessions are offered 3x/year and run on Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Mission Hospice Society resource room. Click here for more information.
Every July, we give bereaved children the gift of a few days at Camp Zajac. Horseback riding, archery, and kayaking are some of the great activities these children get to enjoy. All children dealing with grief and loss, including those who have successfully gone through our Circle of Friends program, are invited to attend the camp free of charge.
Our Walking Group provides an opportunity to walk and talk while meeting new people who are sharing a common grieving experience. This program combines informal support with fresh air and exercise.
This support group for bereaved parents is facilitated by The Compassionate Friends Organization. They meet at the hospice office every second Monday of the month with trained facilitator Richard Lepinsky.
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
This group has been meeting for over two years at the Mission Public Library on the first Monday of every month (with the exception of summer). This is an open group where people come together and talk about near death experiences and the possibility of communications with their loved one after their passing. This is a very open minded group and does not follow any particular religion or spirituality but welcomes all beliefs. It is a safe place where people who have lost a loved one can share their experiences without judgements or advice.