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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. Services are offered based on client preference, via Zoom or in-person.

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

Drop-in Grief Support Group

Delta, Grand Junction

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Our come-as-you-can opportunity for grieving folks to connect with others in an open, supportive environment, where attendees voice concerns, share memories and ask questions. Designed for flexibility – members can attend or not, as they need. This group is an alternative option to our series-based grief groups that ask for a 10-week attendance commitment.

DELTA
Offered Monthly 
Due to limited space, please RSVP for in-person and virtual options. For questions or to register, please contact Claire at CDauwe@HopeWestCO.org or (970) 914-2047.

GRAND JUNCTION
Offered Weekly via Zoom
Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@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 and to register, call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org

Caregiver Connections

Grand Junction, Montrose

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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
Third Tuesday of Every Month
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Virtually via Zoom
Registration is required. Call (970) 257-2390 to register.

MONTROSE
Second Tuesday of Every Month
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Meeting Virtually via Zoom
Click here to complete the Telemental Health Informed Consent Form

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

Covid Loss Support Group

Grand Junction

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In a safe and accepting atmosphere, this group allows for those who have lost someone due to COVID, struggling with the loss of “normal” livelihood, social or physical connections to come together to share universal feelings and concerns during this pandemic.

Registration required.

For more information and to register call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org

Men’s Support Group

Grand Junction

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Men often have different experiences and reactions to grief. Men’s Group is aimed at providing a place for men to come and share their unique experiences and reactions to loss with other men. Group members will have the opportunity to open up about their experiences with loss, how society expects men to grieve, and gain new coping skills that will better serve men in their grief. Members will join a community of other grieving men who know what it is like to be a man who experiences grief. Any man who has experienced the loss of a loved one or other type of grief is welcome to come and share.

Registration is required.

For more information and to register call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@HopeWestCO.org

Compassionate Hearts Group

Montrose

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Compassionate Hearts is a monthly grief support group for those who have had a loved one die by suicide. This group is open to individuals, families, teens, and children. Although each person’s grief is unique, those coping with the death of a loved one share a common bond. Each support group begins with grief education and is followed by a small group discussion.

Group Meets Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Montrose HopeWest Office, 725 South 4th Street

For more information call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@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.

Group is currently held virtually via Zoom
3rd Wednesday of every month
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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

Handling the Holidays

Delta, Grand Junction, Meeker, 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 on groups in other areas call (970) 248-8844 or email AdultBereavement@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

Grief Support Video Resource Library

Video topics include:

  • COVID’s Grief: What’s Your Story?
  • What is Grief?
  • Hope for Coping
  • Care for Your Whole Self
  • Holidays, Birthdays, and Anniversaries
  • Being In and Moving Through Mourning

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.

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