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Grief Support

Grief is a natural, necessary and highly personal experience unique to everyone. While grief does not follow a timetable, it does ease over time. Facing grief and working through it, can result in newfound peace, strength and purpose.

About HopeWest Grief Support

Grief Support Groups & Programs

Grief’s Journey Newsletter

Grief Support Resources

We’re here to guide you after your world has been turned upside down.

Grief Support

Grief is a natural, necessary and highly personal experience unique to everyone. While grief does not follow a timetable, it does ease over time. Facing grief and working through it, can result in newfound peace, strength and purpose.

About HopeWest Grief Support 

Grief Support Groups & Programs 

Grief’s Journey Newsletter 

Grief Support Resources 

About HopeWest Grief Support

HopeWest offers an array of support groups where you can learn how to cope with grief and connect with others who share a common bond. We also offer 13 months of bereavement support to families after the death of a loved one who received hospice care. This includes phone calls, personal visits from bereavement volunteers, and subscription to a series of newsletters aimed at helping people work through the grief process.

We also offer grief support services that are open to anyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Questions?

Call us to learn more about HopeWest Grief Support services offered in your community.

Grief Support Groups & Programs

HopeWest grief support services are open to anyone in the community who has experienced the loss of a loved one. For more information about availability, please call (970) 248-8844.

Individual & Family Counseling

Delta, Grand Junction, Montrose, Meeker, Plateau Valley

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Counseling sessions are available to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one or are connected to someone with a serious illness. Many of these services are free. Others are offered at a nominal fee on a sliding scale basis or are covered by insurance.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultSupport@HopeWestCO.org.

Mending Hearts Support Group

Delta, Grand Junction, Montrose Area Only Program

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Mending Hearts is an adult support group. In the safety of a group and in an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding members talk about their feelings and concerns.

As they share their experiences, members help each other work through their feelings and come to terms with the new realities of life. Mending Hearts is a community service of HopeWest. Anyone can attend this group free of charge.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultSupport@HopeWestCO.org.

Healing Hearts Support Group

Grand Junction Area Only Program, Call for More Information

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Healing Hearts will help you explore your feelings while connecting you with a group of caring people who are facing similar experiences. This group is perfect for working professionals or caregivers who cannot get away during the day. At this evening group, you will learn new ways to cope with your grief and discover a path to healing.

Anyone coping with the death of a loved one is invited to attend this 8-week closed group free of charge. Registration is required.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultSupport@HopeWestCO.org.

Caregiver Connections

Grand Junction

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This group is designed to help caregivers learn more about available resources and allows participants to connect with others facing similar situations. Sessions will cover understanding how the caregiving role changes relationships, advance directives, community resources, learning to care for the caregiver, anticipatory grief, and decision making.

Grand Junction
Every Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Miller Homestead
3090 N 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO

For more information call (970) 248-8844.

Art for the Grieving Heart

Grand Junction

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If you’re interested in joining a support group to connect with your creative side – no prior experience needed – this may be the group for you. Research shows that creating art can help make meaning of a loss and help heal grief. You’ll be led by an experienced HopeWest grief counselor and an art therapist as you move through thoughts, feelings and challenges of grief during this six-week, closed group – discovering how to find new ways to connect with your loved one.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultSupport@HopeWestCO.org.

Angel Babies Support Group

Grand Junction

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Angel Babies is a grief support group for parents and family members who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly thereafter. A professional counselor and group of volunteers will provide an atmosphere where each member of the group can feel comfortable sharing their experience or quietly listening and learning from others.

Miller Homestead
3090 North 12th Street, Grand Junction
3rd Wednesday of every month
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultSupport@HopeWestCO.org.

Forever in my Heart Group

Grand Junction Area Only Group

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Forever in my Heart is a six-week closed group for parents and family members who have experienced the recent loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly thereafter. Each member of this group can feel comfortable sharing their experience or quietly listening and learning from others. The group is free of charge and is open to anyone in need.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultSupport@HopeWestCO.org.

Forget-Me-Not Family Group

Grand Junction Area Only Group

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Forget-Me-Not is a grief support group that children and their family members attend together. The group, open to school-age children, teens and adults, provides a safe and caring place to explore grief and its impact on the family.

Forget-Me-Not offers education and support to adults who are parenting grieving kids. Children and teens work in age-specific groups, allowing participants to connect with peers facing similar experiences. Kids process grief through the use of games, art and craft projects and music.

The groups facilitate conversation and sharing between family members through work on projects such as a family quilt, birdhouse, or memory candle. Studies show that the single biggest factor in predicting positive outcome for grieving children is the functioning of their parent after a loss. Grieving parents are guided by an experienced counselor and volunteer in communication and parenting skills that are unique in a family after a loss.

This group is offered 2-3 times throughout the school year and is free of charge. A special thank you to Kiwanis of Grand Junction for supporting this program. 

For information please call (970) 245-5377.

Handling the Holidays

Delta, Grand Junction, Montrose

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The holidays can be a difficult time of year when grieving the death of  a loved one. We offer a free program each holiday season to share ideas on  self-care, building new traditions and memorializing your loved one. This program is open to all adults in our community who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Download our Grief and the Holidays Resource sheet here.

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultSupport@HopeWestCO.org.

“Mending Hearts is a support group where you respect others and give them time to talk. It amazes me how comfortable others are to share what is in their hearts. It helped me learn that grief is never really over, but that it’s okay to smile and be happy again.” – Royce Ann, Mending Hearts Participant

Grief’s Journey

A Guide Through the Healing Process

When a loved one dies, families continue to need long-term care and support. Grief’s Journey is a 12-issue newsletter that combines general information about loss and grief with proven tips and coping strategies. We hope you will find this information helpful throughout your grieving process.

Grief’s Journey may ask you to challenge societal myths or time-honored expectations about grief as you integrate the grief into a healing place. Inside you will find suggestions and information that validate your feelings and normalize many of the reactions you may experience.

Grief Support Resources

Recommended Reading for Those Experiencing Grief & Loss

Good Grief:
A Companion for Every Loss
by Granger E. Westberg

This book identifies ten stages of grief, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal. It offers valuable insights on the emotional and physical responses individuals may experience during the natural process of grief.

The Beginner’s Goodbye
by Anne Tyler

This is a story about a man whose wife unexpectedly dies. He feels as though he has been erased forever. Unexpectedly his wife begins to appear to him and helps him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually he discovers there really may be a way for him to say goodbye.

A Grief Observed
by C. S. Lewis

This book is an honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death and faith in the midst of loss. It chronicles how a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe after a loss, and an inspirational tale of how it is possible to regain one’s bearings.